As part of the ongoing tourist promotion, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, in cooperation with local tourist boards, welcomed the ORF Austria television team in Inland Dalmatia.
Namely, due to the expressed interest of the ORF television team, Lojze Weiser, ORF advisor and associate, Florian Gebauer, director with associates accompanied by Branimir Tončinić, Director of the CNTB Representation in Austria, arrived in Croatia as part of a ten-day program filmed in Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties.
The rich gastronomic, cultural, historical, and natural heritage, based on the unique traditional cuisine, the climate from which it originated, as well as stories and customs related to it, will be broadcast on the TV show “Tastes of Europe – Dalmatia “.
The Austrian television crew stayed in Sinj for three days and filmed episodes in the area of Obrovac Sinjski – Han, the significant landscape of Rumin, Bitelić, Potravlje, Karakašica, and in the town of Sinj.
As the show is based on traditional cuisine and customs, the ORF team filmed the almost forgotten, and extremely healthy desserts kotonjada (quince cheese) in the family home of sisters Jadranka and Dubravka Milun, then the traditional dishes in the beautiful area of the Milardović family mill in Obrovac Sinjski – Han. Here, the members of KUD Cetina prepared Sinj arambaše, tripe (šiša), and ‘peka’ bread under the baking bell. OPG Edo Crljen (next to the family mill Bilobrk) prepared a traditional snack with prosciutto, cheese, and fried bread.
Zoran Markulin from Rumin instructed them in the secrets of pastoral vocation, and Ivan Knezović in Potravlje in the process of making traditional pottery with the help of a handwheel. Footage of preparing cheese from a cheesecloth was filmed in Bitelić with Ljubo Bulović’s family, and in Karakašica, the family of Marija Cvitković presented the folk costume of the Cetina region, which Mrs. Marija Cvitković faithfully collects and keeps.
Cheese from a cheesecloth and Sinj arambaše, as well as the traditional handwheel pottery from Potravlje, are three intangible cultural assets of the Republic of Croatia.
The journalists were delighted and surprised by the potential of Inland Dalmatia. The episode will be broadcast at the end of November on the Austrian national television on the television channel ORF2.
The Sinj Tourist Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and successful cooperation.
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