This is a unique opportunity to tour a local market and visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Explore with your host Dolac, the main open air Zagreb market where the locals shop for their bread, meats, produce, cheeses and sour cream. Sample regional produce sold by her favored vendors and learn about the ingredients that go into cooking Croatian food. Your market tour will last about one hour. After coffee at a café, return to your host's home with a basket of ingredients to begin your cooking class. Join Željka in her kitchen and learn to cook an authentic Zagreb-style three-course Croatian meal from recipes that have been passed down through generations of her family. Your hands-on cooking class will last about 2 hours. You will prepare three dishes from scratch - a seasonal soup, meat or fish with sides, and a dessert. Based on the day of the week, the menu varies. Discover the techniques involved in Croatian cooking as well as the food culture and history of the city as you share the meal you helped prepare. Don’t forget to ask why Croatians use so many pumpkin seeds in their food! Your meal includes an aperitif, wine or beer and tea or coffee.
• Dolac Market, Zagreb Croatia
• Croatian vegetable and chicken soup with homemade noodles
• Veal with wild mushrooms, served with potato dumplings
• Green salad with traditional Zagreb-style pumpkin seed oil dressing
• Dessert of strudel, snenokle or dumplings with plum or apricot