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Sun, Wind, and Cheese

Slovenia’s Karst Plateau is one of the most unique areas in Slovenia. It’s known for its stark limestone landscape, its strong Bora winds, and vegetation that is influenced both by the nearby Adriatic Sea and the harsh conditions of the country’s interior. The environment has shaped the lifestyle of generations and has resulted in a unique variety of cheese – ...

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A House of Bees

Slovenia prides itself as a country of bees and beekeepers. In fact, the UN recently declared the first International Day of Bees on Slovenia’s initiative. In the remote but spectacular Soča River Valley, a historic, but little visited apiary known as the Matija Bee House recalls Slovenia’s beekeeping heritage. In the 19th century, Slovenian beekeepers pioneered many techniques that were eventually ...

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Hens in Slovenia lay on average a million eggs a day

According to the latest data, there are about 1.7 million laying hens in Slovenia, which lay on average a million eggs a day. The self-sufficiency rate in eggs is high, almost 95%, which means that indigenous production of eggs almost entirely satisfies domestic consumption (consumption for fodder, food and in the industry). Export of eggs from Slovenia always exceeds import ...

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Sun, Wind, and Cheese

Slovenia’s Karst Plateau is one of the most unique areas in Slovenia. It’s known for its stark limestone landscape, its strong Bora winds, and vegetation that is influenced both by the nearby Adriatic Sea and the harsh conditions of the country’s interior. The environment has shaped the lifestyle of generations and has resulted in a unique variety of cheese – ...

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Bill Murray in Ljubljana: A Break From Autograph Hunters And Vodka in Streams

“Drink. Even though it’s water,” was his resolute response, when I asked him for a third time about Wes Andersen, and what he whispered to Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation. Bill Murray made it very clear that his visit to our side of the Alps was not connected to his work – although he did come to Slovenia because ...

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Hiša Franko For The First Time Among The Best 100 Restaurants In The World!

When the World’s 50 Best Restaurants academy chose Ana Roš, in January, for the best female chef in the world, one could already anticipate that Hiša Franko would make it on the list of best restaurants in the world. The expectations were confirmed today, a good week before the announcement of this year’s best restaurants in the world in Melbourne. ...

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Ana Roš Crowned Best Female Chef In The World!

It was a sheer coincidence that Slovenians ended up with two first ladies within the same week – Ana Roš has officially been named the world’s best female chef, succeeding Dominique Crenn from the Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. The achievement is extraordinary and firmly places Slovenia on the gastronomic map of the world. It also reinforces Roš’s position on ...

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Slovenian Museum and Archives Exhibit – Slovenian Pop Drink for All Ages

  Slovenian Museum and Archives in Cleveland recently hosted many exhibits about Slovenian history, culture and other related themes. Most recently, the museum presented the exhibit about Cockta, which was kindly provided and translated by the Slovene Ethnographic Museum. Presenter, Luka Zibelnik, went through the history of the most well-known Slovenian soda drink and counterpart to Coca-Cola. Visitors were able ...

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Slovenia Should Become Wine Shopping Destination, Winemakers Say

Slovenia, which prides itself on producing high-quality boutique wines, requires a common approach to advertising its wines worldwide, believe winemakers, who want the country to become a wine-shopping destination. Slovenian wines are recognised as high-quality and the country should use this to help build its recognition, Dušan Brejc, the head of Vinska družba, an organisation connecting leading winemakers, has told ...

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Revised Edition Of Cookbook ‘From Hearts and Hands’

In 2012, Dr. Elizabeth Tomažič released the “From hearts and hands” cookbook, which has favorite recipes from Australian Slovenian cooks, predominantly in Victoria. Currently, she is preparing a revised edition and in this interview tells us more about what changes there are and where you can get a copy. http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_161014_570323.mp3   From Hearts and Hands Preview PDF File The book ...

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