Balkan Beets

[Bosanski] [Deutsch] Diversity is the spice of life – and the Balkans are spicy. Over the next four months, we will meet communities who are living for their local varieties of cereals, fruits, oil seeds, potatoes or vegetables. Follow our trips on this blog and experience their culinary heritage, local sustainable production chains and agricultural…

Farmers Market Trebinje

In Trebinje we had a tour on the farmers market with Gordana, the leader of the Slow Food Convivium Trebinje – Herzegowina. Trebinje is a town with Dalmatian flair in the very South of Herzegovina, just 40 minutes drive from Dubrovnik and one of the stations of many guided tours around Bosnia. Even if our…

Aj Zdravo

Aj zdravo – Let’s go healthy is a hip restaurant in Banja Luka that serves healthy, seasonal and mainly organic dishes with a lot of choice on the vegetarian and vegan side. It’s cozy and warm like Rakija and has a nice atmosphere for writing. I felt like sitting in a pear tree with all…

Vojin

This night I was hosted by Vojin, the one and only seed enthusiast from Čelinac (might be translated to bee town), close to Banja Luka. In a suitcase he holds his treasures, seeds from Bosnian farmers varieties and many other sources. With his NGO Factory of Joy, that originated from a youth center, he is…