Hejma Istria

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Discovering a region’s traditional cuisine. A trip to domestic farmers, makers, locations, events and characters.

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Kroštule is a traditional pastry from Dalmatia and Istria that is typically prepared for holidays and special occasions. They’re made from dough that is deep-fried and shaped into thin strips and tied into a loose knot. These delicate treats are a great accompaniment to coffee or tea. Great Desserts, Dessert Recipes, Croatian Recipes, Pastries, Knot, Special Occasion, Stuffed Mushrooms, Delicate, Daughter

Kroštule

Kroštule is a traditional pastry from Dalmatia and Istria that is typically prepared for holidays and special occasions. They’re made from dough that is deep-fried and shaped into thin strips and tied into a loose knot. These delicate treats are a great accompaniment to coffee or tea. (thehungariangirl.com/2012/12/02/krostule/) Luganigada 2013, Marušići

You find those open fire places a lot in Istrian Konobas. The glow is taken and some mouthwatering steaks a grilled right in front of your eyes. Fire Grill, Bbq Grill, Grilling, Open Fires, Life Is Good, Steaks, Fire Places, Outdoor Decor, Croatia

Open Fire Grill

www.timertl.com www.facebook.com/1000thingsincroatia at Konoba Atelier, Marušići. You find those open fire places a lot in Istrian Konobas. The glow is taken and some mouthwatering steaks a grilled right in front of your eyes.

The end of the road of our first trip. Seafood next time! Western Coast, Beautiful Sunset, Croatia, Seafood, Coastal, Outdoor, Projects, Sea Food, Outdoors

Bay of Karigador

The Bay of Karigador I’ve been often in Karigador. Not only on may way to Umag, I prefer the coastal road but very good friends of mine are living there. So I have the chance to see those beautiful sunsets from time to time.Great for walks up north. The bay is shallow and a bit muddy and goes deep inside the country. Best for photos. “Karigador (Italian: Carigador d’Istria) is a village in the Brtonigla municipality in Istria County, Croatia. Karigador is situated…

Typical winter dish in Istria called Ombolo (dried pork loin) with sauerkraut and potatoes. At Konoba Atelier, Marušići. Winter Dishes, Trieste, Pork Loin, Sauerkraut, Crockpot Meals, Winter Food, Grill Pan, Steak, Grilling

Ombolo

Typical winter dish in Istria called Ombolo (dried pork loin) with sauerkraut and potatoes traditionally remixed. At Konoba Atelier, Marušići.

The contest contains a blind degustations by people attending. Each producer with his sausage gets an identification number only known by the contest judges. Judges, Blind, Sausage, Number, People, Food, Kitchens, Shutter, Sausages

Luganiga Nr 8.

The contest contains a blind degustations by people attending. Each producer with his sausage gets an identification number only known by the contest judges. Luganigada 2013, Marušići

No ‘Fešta’ without a Truba!  ‘Fešta’ (pronounced "Feshta"), is a broad term, which generally describes events such as festivals, celebrations or parties - basically, it's the Croatian way to describe ‘a good time’. Istria, Croatia Istria Croatia, Festivals, Celebrations, Parties, Events, Fiestas, Fiesta Party, Holidays

Truba

No ‘Fešta’ (pronounced "Feshta") without a Truba Luganigada 2013, Marušići

The tournaments grid with its final results. Who got the most points is the winner. Easy!    Please give some respect to the hand drawn and hand written poster. It was huge and most probably a lot of work. Absolutely old school. We loved it!    Luganigaš is the contestant of the Luganigada! Hand Written, Handwriting, Hand Drawn, Respect, Grid, How To Draw Hands, School, Easy, Poster

Luganigaš Finale

The tournaments grid with its final results. Who got the most points is the winner. Easy! Please give some respect to the hand drawn and hand written poster. It was huge and most probably a lot of work. Absolutely old school. We loved it! Luganigaš is the contestant of the Luganigada! Luganigada 2013, Marušići

Miro on his side admitted after filling and drinking his trophy with white vine, that he doesn’t know if he or his brother’s sausage won. They were drying in the same room and who knows which sausages are from whom after a while?    You see, it’s a not too serious contest. Wine Auctions, Wine Subscription, Expensive Wine, Wine Bottle Holders, Wine Making, White Wine, Alcoholic Drinks, Sausages, Drinking

The Trophy

Miro on his side admitted after filling and drinking his trophy with white vine, that he doesn’t know if he or his brother’s sausage won. They were drying in the same room and who knows which sausages are from whom after a while? You see, it’s a not too serious contest. Bon Appetit. Luganigada 2013, Marušići

1st place Miro Marušić, 2nd place Dante Marušić, 3rd place David Šav.    David was moderating the whole event, He’s a great entertainer. For people from outside, the constant changing between Croatian and Istrian dialect, a very colorful language, is wonderful to witness. The Outsiders, Language, David, Colorful, Entertaining, People, Speech And Language, Language Arts, Funny

The Winners of Luganigada 2013

1st place Miro Marušić, 2nd place Dante Marušić, 3rd place David Šav. David was moderating the whole event, He’s a great entertainer. For people from outside, the constant changing between Croatian and Istrian dialect, a very colorful language, is wonderful to witness. Marušići

Impatiently awaiting the end results. Who'll be the winner this year? Great discussions are held between the contestants. Last but not least it's a competition and who doesn't like to compete a bit from time to time. Hold On, Competition, Naruto Sad

Who will be the winner?

Impatiently awaiting the end results. Who'll be the winner this year? Great discussions are held between the contestants. Last but not least it's a competition and who doesn't like to compete a bit from time to time. At Luganigada 2013 In Marušići.

Each sausages gets points on a range from 1 to Our very own Srki had a “hard” job tasting through all of them. Sausages, Range, Cookers, Stove, Sausage

The Voting List

Each sausages gets points on a range from 1 to 10. Our very own Srki had a “hard” job tasting through all of them. Luganigada 2013, Marušići

Our very own Srki filling the voting list.

Luganigada 2013

Our very own Srki filling the voting list. Marušići

Luganigaši are rewarded for their Luganige at the yearly held Luganigada. Hmm, all clear? Well, find out what it is all about. Little hint, it has something to do with an icon of the Istrian gastronomy. Yearly, Something To Do, Hold On, Neon Signs, Simple, Naruto Sad

Luganigada 2013

What is Luganigada? Luganiga is the Istrian word for dried cured sausage (Kobasica in Croatian). The Luganigada is a yearly contest of who’s got the best Luganiga. As simple as that! It was established in 1993 for the first time. The Luganigaši - the contestants are mainly local producers from the region. With one word, it’s great fun! Marušići

We drank them all ; Wines

Misal

Production of sparkling wines

The more you know about Cava, the more you realize its similarities to Champagne. This article will help you identify great Cava wines by understanding the different styles and what to look for. Cava Sparkling Wine, Wine Folly, Wine Offers, Sonoma Wineries, Wine Education, Spanish Wine, Vintage Champagne, Wine Guide, Wine Tasting

The Process of Disgorging

Another example of yeast residue on a rosé sparkling wine. It will be removed after freezing the top end of the bottle. This process is called Disgorging (degoržiranje in Croatian). It allows to remove the yeast while losing just a minimal amount of precious wine. Misal, production of sparkling wines

The sparkling wines are being served in specific glasses. In order to get the most flavour out of it. The most common are flute or tulip shaped glasses with a narrow opening. This special glass shape helps bubbles last longer. Sparkling Wine, Flute, Wines, Tulips, Bubbles, Sparkle, Shapes, Traditional, Glasses

Special Glasses

The sparkling wines are being served in specific glasses. In order to get the most flavour out of it. The most common are flute or tulip shaped glasses with a narrow opening. This special glass shape helps bubbles last longer. If you look closer you might notice a small scratch on the bottom of the glass. This is the reason why the fine bubbles rise up in a thin line. Misal, production of sparkling wines