Take a large pot, put a little bit of olive oil and then gently fry a light Mediterranean cuisine with sunny vegetables. Add some Eastern European cuisine made from meat and potatoes. At the end of cooking, sprinkle some Balkan cuisine coming straight from Turkey. You will then get a rich and diverse cuisine called the ‘Croatian cuisine‘.
Yes Croatian cuisine is all that! Croatia has retained the best from its neighbours’ kitchen to create a colorful and varied cuisine. The coast and the islands are influenced mainly by Italian cuisine, and the inside part of the country by the Austrian and Hungarian cuisine. All over the country there is a typical Balkan cuisine that will remind you on Turkish cuisine.
Note that for several centuries the coast with Istria belonged to the Republic of Venice, the inside part of the country to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Balkans to the Ottoman Empire which explains this diversity in the gastronomy.