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Food of San Marino: 7 Must-Try Traditional Sammarinese Dishes

San Marino, also commonly called the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is a European microstate in southern Europe, neighbored by Italy. It is situated on the north-eastern slope of the Apennine Mountains and is the fifth-smallest country in the world. The country’s scenery is dominated by Mount Titano, which is part of the Appennine …

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Pljeskavica (Serbian Burger) Recipe

Pljeskavica is a Serbian dish that is a type of grilled meat patty, typically made from a mixture of ground beef, lamb, and pork. This is a staple food at Serbian barbecues and gatherings, as well as festivals, and street food markets. Pljeskavica is often served with traditional accompaniments such as lepinja (a round bread), …

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Kozunak/Cozonac (Easter Bread) Recipe

Kozuna, also known as Cozonac or Easter Bread, is a traditional sweet bread popular in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Albania and Moldova. Its ingredients include flour, eggs, milk, sugar, yeast, citrus, rum, raisins and butter or oil. All of the ingredients except the raisins are mixed into a dough. The dough is left to rise several …

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Italian Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Recipe

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca is an Italian pasta dish known for its salty sauce containing olives, anchovies, capers, peppers and garlic. The mixture of olive and anchovies bring an umami flavor to the sauce while the garlic and pepper make for an aromatic meal. This dish is eaten as the main course for an evening meal …

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Hungarian Húsleves Recipe

Húsleves is a traditional Hungarian soup that typically consists of tender pieces of meat (such as beef, pork, or poultry) cooked in a flavorful broth along with an assortment of vegetables. Common vegetables used in Húsleves include carrots, potatoes, onions, and celery. The soup is often seasoned with salt, pepper, and various herbs and spices, …

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Hungarian Uborkasaláta (Cucumber Salad) Recipe

Uborkasaláta is a refreshing cucumber salad originating in Hungary. It is mixed with dill, vinegar, and sour cream, giving it a slightly acidic and sour taste. Paprika and ground black pepper are sprinkled on top to bring a final pop of color and flavor to the dish.  Uborkasaláta is served as a light side, eaten alongside …

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Czech Svíčková na Smetaně Recipe

Svíčková na Smetaně is a traditional dish from the Czech Republic consisting of larded beef and dumplings served with a creamy vegetable sauce. The beef is slow cooked over the vegetables until tender. The vegetables are then used to make the sauce. Svíčková na Smetaně is usually served with a dollop of cream, a slice …

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Czech Buchty (Filled Buns) Recipe

Buchty are Czech baked buns prepared using yeast dough, which includes a sweet stuffing, brushed with rum and melted butter. The texture is similar to French brioches. Some of the commonly used fillings include tvaroh, poppy seed, chocolate, or plum jam. Buchty is usually topped with powdered sugar or vanilla sauce, but one can also …

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Czech Trdelník Recipe

Trdelník is a traditional Bohemian tube-shaped dessert that is generally prepared using yeast dough. The strips of dough are then wrapped around a trdlo and traditionally baked over hot coals. Finally, the dish is topped off with sugar combined with nuts or cinnamon. Whilst most commonly associated with Prague and the Czech Republic, Trdelník is …

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Balkan Lepinja Recipe

Lepinja is a type of Balkan flatbread prepared using three ingredients: salt, flour, and water. Generally accompanied by minced meat (cevapi), it is widely consumed in the Balkan countries of Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Lepinja is normally baked at a high temperature, which gives the bread its golden-brown crust. It is usually served at …

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Portugese Bacalhau à Brás Recipe

Bacalhau à Brás is a Portuguese dish consisting of salted cod, straw potatoes and eggs that are seasoned and stir-fried together to create a creamy meal. It is often garnished with olives and parsley for that signature Mediterranean flair.  While this dish can take some planning in advance (a must when using salted cod), Bacalhau …

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German Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckle) Recipe

Schweinshaxe is a German dish made using pork knuckle. The knuckles are seasoned with a spice rub then cooked until tender, usually slow roasted or simmered. The roasted version is well liked for its crispy skin. The spice rub includes caraway if roasted, but bay leaves and cloves if simmering. Most recipes also call for …

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