Andrea Pisac, author of the cookbook “Croatian Desserts”: Croatian gastronomic offer should focus more on traditional dishes

first_imgThe author of the book, doctor of anthropology, writer, travel blogger and winner of the City of Zagreb Award for Cultural Contribution, turned her inspiration into an interesting book, which is also the first cookbook of Croatian desserts written in English. Fifty recipes for traditional Croatian cakes from almost all parts of Croatia are immortalized in 515 attractive photos, which show the finished dessert, but also the preparation itself. It will be able to be used by enthusiasts without any experience in the kitchen, as well as those a little more skilled who want to improve their culinary skills. Numerous visitors of the Bulldog gastro pub showed how much desserts are a favorite and indispensable part of the Croatian gastronomic tradition, at the promotion of Croatian dessert chef “Croatian Desserts” Andrea Pisac. When asked how she came up with the idea to combine the recipes of autochthonous Croatian desserts into one cookbook, Andrea explained that the interest of the readers of her blog Croatia Honestly about traditional Croatian dishes was one of the main factors. “Through constant communication with them, I actually realized that people are very interested in getting to know Croatia through food, and especially through sweets. Since I am an anthropologist by profession, I am very interested in traditional food and a self-sustaining diet, so I set out to explore indigenous desserts and collect them in one cookbook.She said. The smell of the cake attracted both bloggers and journalists, a great food lover, Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish and Ashley Colburn, known for her great documentaries and great love for Croatia.  Although the cookbook is already available in bookstores and gift shops in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Zadar, as well as on the official website, Andrea has even bigger plans for its distribution and promotion. “The plans are to distribute the cookbook to all airports in Croatia, and we are in negotiations with many centers of the Croatian diaspora around the world, such as, for example, the presentation of the book on the east and west coasts of the United States. We are also in negotiations for direct distribution through Amazon”, She explained and added that”from the spring, the plan will direct the promotion to foreign tourists and will start expanding the distribution to even more gift shops, but also hotels.” “Gastronomy is definitely one of the key elements of the tourist offer”, Andrea thinks. “I think that currently this segment is best developed in Istria and Međimurje counties. Croatia should focus much more on traditional dishes and be proud of its simple dishes to which foreigners react the most. One of the fantastic examples of such dishes is soparnik, which is actually a very simple and poor dish, but there is no guest who is not delighted with it.”, She explained. Through stories that combine tradition with a vision of the future, Andrea has created a collection of Croatian culinary heritage. “Sweets are emotions, and emotions are the best way to connect what is separated, whether it is a bridge between the past, present and future, or it is different cultures that want to get to know each other. Therefore, this cookbook is an ideal gift and in fact another authentic Croatian souvenir, because it is known that one of the favorite ways to get to know a country and its culture is gastronomy.She said. The book “Croatian Desserts” is thematically divided into several chapters: Lazy Morning, Sunday Sweets, Special Occasions, Cakes, Christmas Sweets and Easter Sweets. Recipes are expressed in metric and imperial unit systems so they will be able to be followed by those who weigh the ingredients as well as those who measure them in cups and spoons. Each dessert has an introductory story – details about the origin of the dessert, the occasions in which it is eaten, the rituals and some perhaps already forgotten lines from the life of the cake. Another peculiarity of this book are the bilingual names with pronunciation.  Andrea places Croatian desserts in the context of European, world-famous dessert classics. She collected original recipes by word of mouth and field research, and their great value is authenticity. Various culinary and cultural stories about each of the selected cakes represent an ideal window into Croatian gastronomy, as well as into the Croatian way of life. The book presents desserts by which Croatia is already recognized abroad, such as walnut and poppy seeds, fritters, štruklji, paprenjaci, kremšnite, Međimurje gibanica, but also some forgotten recipes such as Kaiserschmarrn or water rolls. You can find the cookbook in selected bookstores and gift shops, as well as in the official one website.last_img read more

Inter chief rules out Martinez move to Barcelona

first_img Read Also: Koeman, Messi disagree over Barcelona transfer options Martinez’s current deal in Italy runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club a reported €22.7m for his services and he has swiftly established himself as a star in Italy. Barcelona’s attack looks likely to be revamped next season with Luis Suarez expected to join Juventus and greater prominence given to Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better “There is respect between the clubs, there are players who have a clause and a club comes and pays that, so then there would be little we could do. But in the case of Lautaro he is very happy at Inter and I notice it when he is happy.” Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti has ruled out striker Lautaro Martinez joining Barcelona this summer: “He is our present and future.” Barcelona transfer news has been defined by their interest in Martinez this summer and claims from Diario Sport in July said the striker’s €111m release clause has now expired, although it is unclear if the Catalan giants were ever prepared to sanction such a fee. The striker scored 21 goals in 49 appearances for the Nerazzurri last season and has firmly established himself as one of the elite strikers in European football – helping the club to the Europa League final. “Lautaro is not leaving Inter. Not only does Barcelona notice him, but Lautaro is clear that he is at a great club like ours and he is happy,” Zanetti told Fox Sports, as cited by Marca. “For not now he is not going, he is our present and future.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Share EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts July 23, 2020 EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called upon German policymakers to ‘simplify the country’s complicated policy framework for online gambling’.The Brussels based industry trade body criticised Germany for being ‘one of the very few remaining European countries which has no properly functioning online gambling market’.Explaining why the new State Treaty must simplify current legislation, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General for the EGBA, said: “That is why EGBA fully supports the government’s efforts to establish a new gambling policy and we welcome progress towards developing a functional and effective online gambling regulation. However, with less than 50% of the country’s online gambling activity currently taking place on offshore websites, re-regulation will not be an easy task.”Haijer states that the State Treaty must tackle the rate of channelisation to unlicensed sites, especially when compared to both the UK and Denmark. However, he pointed out that the introduction of legislation which fails to be ‘evidence-led’ will set the scene for ‘continued political and legal challenges’.He added: “The starting position of Germany is so bad that, in 2017, the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) predicted that the country had a “channelling” rate of only 1.8% (e.g. 1.8% of online gambling activity in Germany took place on websites which are licensed in Germany), compared to 95% in UK and 90% in Denmark.“At least this makes the priority for the new policy clear: channelling. The new policy can only be effective if it ensures that gambling websites licensed in Germany are more attractive than those outside it – so customers will play on these websites rather than unlicensed ones. This requires the new policy to meet the customer’s needs by ensuring there is sufficient choice in the market – including brands, products and bet offerings.“That is why the policy measures currently on the table are highly questionable. They are overly prescriptive and introduce restrictions which are not evidence-led. The combined effects of the proposed restrictions on player accounts (e.g. deposit and time restrictions), on products (e.g. the ban on online casino is not fully lifted) and on bet types (e.g. live betting will be banned), jeopardises the task of achieving a high channelling rate and sets the scene for continued political and legal challenges.“We have had proper regulation of online gambling in Europe for well over 10 years now and it is time Germany got its house in order as well. It is in everyone’s interest to introduce a law which ensures high channelling rates, long term regulatory stability and a fully functioning market.”last_img read more