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Potica – Traditional Slovenian Sweet Roll with Walnuts

Slovenia may not be a well known culinary destination (yet), but it seems that over the last couple of months it has found its way onto the global culinary map.   Especially thanks to Ana Roš being crowned as the World’s best female chef and to Melanija Knavs (Trump), introducing potica to Pope upon her visit to the Vatican. Potica …

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Traditional Slovenian Dishes Served on Christmas

Similar to other countries where Christianity is a predominant religion, one of the biggest family holidays in Slovenia is Christmas.  It’s the time for the whole family to come together and rejoice in reminiscing about the good old times.  How they skied down the slopes behind their house, or how they couldn’t wait to start a snowball fight with their …

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Popular Slovenian Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated all around the world.  In reality, the holiday stems from the pre-Christian times, when the old pagan people celebrated the Winter solstice.  They believed that, since the day was becoming longer it was a clear sign of “good” winning over the “evil”.  They made this conclusion based on the Sun winning over …

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Chocolate Christmas Cookies with Walnuts

As we know – Christmas is the time for families to come together and enjoy every precious moment, celebrating the occasion.  And, we all love cookies, right?  So here’s my recipe for the Slovenian chocolate Christmas cookies with walnuts. This special type of cookies has become somewhat of a tradition in typical Slovenian households.  In fact, its recipe is passed …

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Christmas and the New Year’s Holidays in Ljubljana

Slovenia and its capital – Ljubljana, have fully relinquished themselves from the shackles of the old post-Socialistic society, and have risen on the tourism popularity scale drastically in the recent past.  Countless visitors not only from Europe, but from all over of the world come to explore this charming gem.  Most people visit Ljubljana either in the late Spring or …

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Ljubljana: The Top 20 Attractions

Ljubljana – a small, though majestic capital located in the heart of Europe, is a gem waiting to be discovered.  From a number of outstanding museums, charming cobblestone streets, breathtaking architecture and spectacular views, to unlimited scenic hikes in unspoiled nature – there’s always something to explore, see or taste in this alluring city.  Below you will find the top …