Croatian comfort food
My first day at Ira and Boris’s flat was an atypical cold day in Split.
What is a perfect lunch for a cold late winter day in Split?
Something like this:
Of course I asked for the recipe, expecting something complicated for something this delicious. But it had just a few ingredients. (mainly mushrooms and cheese) The smell as it was baking was divine.
The second day featured a sweet and savory onion salad which Ira quickly and skillfully made from a Jamie Oliver recipe, Pohana Piletina (breaded chicken) and a pumpkin (bundeva) soup.
The red wine was also local, and perfect.
The third day was also simple, elegant, and delicious. We had barbeque sea bass with a salad on the side which can be served warm or cold. (on that day.. we enjoyed it warm!) For dessert, a sweet bread along with some coffee and more conversation.
Watching Ira prepare food was inspiring. If you are a “foodie” but find yourself intimidated by the idea of cooking food that is nourishing for both body and soul, (or food that you can proudly serve your own guests) her relaxed manner and generosity can help you gain confidence in your own abilities.
Or.. you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy, of course!
Cooking and preparing food is so natural for Ira… and she’s truly gifted at teaching people how to cook authentic Croatian comfort food..
Lunch is the perfect introduction to an authentic Croatian food experience. For more info about cooking classes at Pape B&B in Trogir, you can contact us or book a stay here and just let us know in advance when you would like to take a cooking class or even a private lesson.