Cook Book Food Beyond Borders


Balkan cuisine is a synonym for slow food: home-cooked food, based on traditional recipes and using traditional kitchenware and ingredients from autochthonic breeds and varieties.

The Western Balkan countries are a cradle of agrobiodiversity – abundancy of traditional autochthonic animal breeds and plant varieties with exceptional quality and nutritional value, which represent the richness of the region, its culture and its tradition. Usually, these products attract customers that appreciate culture, tradition, environment protection, healthy food and novelties.

The Balkan culinary fairytale – ‘Food Beyond Borders’ is an art and science product, both a practical guide for gastronomic alchemy and a collection of descriptions of typical traditional specialties, autochthonic animal breeds and plant varieties. It provides the readers with a range of various recipes of alluring, nutritionally rich, colorful and affordable dishes be they vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, meat dishes or desserts from all six Western Balkan countries.

We hope that you will enjoy the reading, cooking and the exceptional taste of the Western Balkans.

The Cookbook “Food Beyond Borders” is part of the activities of the project for ‘Support to Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA) implemented by GIZ and the Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development in South Eastern Europe (SWG RRD).

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