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Green, active and healthy, Slovenia is the only European country that connects the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. Its exceptionally diverse landscape and nature are tied to a colourful culture and gastronomy. At the very heart of Europe, at the meeting point of the Germanic world to the north, the Romance lands to the west, the Slavic Balkans to the south and Hungary to the east, is where Slovenian gastronomy evolved through history. 

Slovenian dishes are made with local ingredients: from produce grown in fields and gardens, to ingredients foraged in meadows and forests, salt harvested from the northernmost Adriatic salt pans, honey made by native bees, and wine that was a common drink around these parts even back in Antiquity, to healthy mineral waters that became the focal point of world-renowned spas centuries ago. Slovenia is a green, healthy and active country. Diverse gastronomy is therefore part of its culture. Slovenians preserve and cultivate it with the utmost respect for the environment and principles of sustainable development.


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Green, active and healthy, Slovenia is the only European country that connects the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. Its exceptionally diverse landscape and nature are tied to a colourful culture and gastronomy. At the very heart of Europe, at the meeting point of the Germanic world to the north, the Romance lands to the west, the Slavic Balkans to the south and Hungary to the east, is where Slovenian gastronomy evolved through history. 

Slovenian dishes are made with local ingredients: from produce grown in fields and gardens, to ingredients foraged in meadows and forests, salt harvested from the northernmost Adriatic salt pans, honey made by native bees, and wine that was a common drink around these parts even back in Antiquity, to healthy mineral waters that became the focal point of world-renowned spas centuries ago. Slovenia is a green, healthy and active country. Diverse gastronomy is therefore part of its culture. Slovenians preserve and cultivate it with the utmost respect for the environment and principles of sustainable development.

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In Slovenia, the grain fields are entwined with wine-growing hills, forests converge with Alpine meadows, where bovine and small cattle graze, luxuriant gardens alongside people’s houses flow into meadow orchards, and olive groves offer vistas of the sea. Slovenian cuisine draws its originality from nature, and its cosmopolitan spirit from the influences of the four corners of Europe. 

If you wanted to get to know the most distinct dishes and drinks of as many as 24 gastronomic regions of Slovenia, you could sample a new dish or drink every day for 365 days. Culinary diversity is an increasingly decisive reason for paying a tourist visit to Slovenia

Taste Slovenia. Slovenia European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 Bid Book

Source: Taste Slovenia Brochure, Published by Slovenian Tourist Board in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology,
Text by: Prof. Janez Bogataj PhD. Photo by Jošt Gantar/www.slovenia.info.

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