Traditional Slavonian and Baranya Food Cooked on Ban Jelacic Square

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Baranya Kulen | Photo by Romulic and Stojcic
Baranya Kulen
Baranya Kulen

September 26, 2020 – If you are a fan of a bit spicy, and a dish rich with various meat, you should try traditional Slavonian and Baranya food cooked on Ban Jelacic square.

And if you are not, don’t worry! As reports, there will be many tastes of Slavonia and Baranya like beans with sausages and bacon and sauerkraut, Kulen, cheese, Rakija, honey, cakes… 

Homemade desserts prepared according to traditional family recipes can be tasted from 8 am to 8 pm on Jelacic Square as part of the Days of Slavonia in Zagreb, opened for the seventh time, and will run through Tuesday. The products were exhibited by 75 members of the Association of Veterans of Pannonia, which organizes the event. 

“Exhibitors come from all over Croatia, but the emphasis is on Slavonian and Baranja products. There would be more stands, but we had to respect epidemiological measures, ie, the prescribed distance of one and a half meters that must be between them,” explains the secretary of the association Nenad Kracun. 

Visitors to the Square also have the opportunity to learn how to make Slavonian gold embroidery, ie, the technique of making decorations with a special thread. “And the trade of Ruza Prelcec from Valpovo is in charge of that,” says Kracun.

Cobanac, he adds, is prepared by theirs, as they call him from miles away, Slavonian Nadalina, ie, chef, defender, and member of the 5th Guards Brigade Antun Tićac. For the dessert, Family Farm Madjarica from Nova Gradiska is in charge.


Baranya Food | Photo by Romulic and Stojcic

The scent of dried meat products attracts people to its stands, for example, the Veterans’ Cooperative Donji Grad from Osijek and the craft of Pava Baotic from Bosnjak, and the family farm Delic from Gornji Tucepi exhibits cosmetics and soaps made from olive oil. And speaking of liquid gold, the Sinkovic oil mill also exhibited a pumpkin version that interests visitors every year. Branimir and Ksenija Knez from Koprivnica offer, among other things, their famous fruit Rakija, and liqueurs made from chokeberry, walnut, carob, fig, cherry, and hazelnut are wildly popular.

From the farm in Siskovci near Vinkovci, where they have hundreds of hives, the Knežević family brought flower, forest, acacia, and chestnut honey, and bee products are also presented by the Vrljic family farm from Slavonski Brod. In addition to various types of honey, their balms and creams are also on offer.

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