Learning to Cook Traditional Food - Kurs tradicionalne kuhinje
Last Saturday, together with other “internationals” from Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, China and Syria plus local participants, learning tons about the regional culture.
Hello and welcome to this edition of our newsletter, or should I say Blog Post, from Čardačani, in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina, written by an immigrant (me), as I am neither a tourist or a citizen here.
What a Week
This post is not going to be that long this week.
The news from Ukraine is upsetting to say the least. I am writing this on Friday 25th February) and to see how the dark side of humanity expresses itself via Social Media and the constant stream of vitriolic news on traditional media, makes me seriously think that, quitting these “Social Platforms”, might provide a real “Mental Health Benefit”.
Writing about my experiences, and giving you a peek behind life in this misunderstood region, (including images, and now embedded video), gives me great pleasure. It’s my hobby I suppose, as I am cracking on age wise 😀.
Maybe that all could be published in one place.
Something that I’ll be thinking about over the near future.
Now for Something Completely Different
Some 10 days ago I was contacted by Ana Lakić from the Tourist Organisation of the Republika Srpska, about me attending a class for cooking traditional, regional food.
My curiosity got the better of me and so I accepted.
Last Saturday then, together with other “internationals” from Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, China and Syria plus local participants, I spent 6 glorious hours having tremendous fun, and learning tons about the regional culture.
You’re never too old to learn. Right?
Learning to cook traditional food from various parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To be honest I was so so nervous before arriving at the course location.
But the whole team at “Kuhinjica - Škola kuvanja” made all the worries disappear.
Tamara was with me throughout as I got to make:
Prijesnac from Herzegovina.
Helped to prepare Riblja Čorba.
What a day!
There will be a video soon about our experience but as a “filler”, here’s a clip from ATV one of the local TV stations. Enjoy hearing the local language 😀.
And finally this week
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Swipe past or unfollow those hateful posts. Everyone is ‘entitled’ these days, particularly to their opinions and some are only there to wind up and start an argument. Don’t let their mindset change your use of social media. Sadly I dont think there will be a solution to this current conflict in the short term and coming off various platforms may do you harm - even if the current algorithms are set to benefit bigger feeds.