Tasty Heritage

Diets changed through time, but one thing remained the same – need and desire for food. Everyone loves to eat, and Balkans is famous for it's tasty and diverse cuisine. It varies from Mediterranean to strong mountain dishes, and is a combination of different climates, peoples and rulers.

By tasting food, one can learn a lot about history and (dis)similarities of population that live in the same region. The same folk can have diverse food habits according to the part of the region and rulers they were influanced by, likewise different peoples can have customs and diets that are very much alike . In the Balkans this is all noticeable, in the same way a hospitality is.

In the root of hospitality and love lays shering. Since most of the SEE region has never been commonly known as well-heeled, offering a food to guests was a usual practice of showing respect and friendship. What a host ate, guest ate as well. For a host it has always been improper not to offer, and for a guest it has always been offensive not to accept. This legacy lives today.

 

 

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The South East European (SEE) Heritage network Secretariat
P.O. Box 85
85330 Kotor - Montenegro
phone: + 382 (0)32 302520
fax: + 382 (0)32 302521
 
 

The material displayed on the separate country pages has been prepared by:
Albania: 
Albanian Heritage Foundation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo
Kosovo: EC MA Ndryshe
Montenegro: EXPEDITIO and Notar
Serbia: Civic Association SUBURBIUM

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South East Europe (SEE) – a region where people cooperate, understand and respect each other on the basis of their cultural differences, believing that cultural, ethnic and religious diversity is a valuable resource.

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South East European Heritage is a network of non-governmental organizations established in 2006. The mission of the SEE Heritage network is to work toward protecting and promoting our common cultural heritage with the aim of encouraging the sustainable development of the region.

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