Cultural and Geographical Overview of Traditional Diet in Croatia

Marijana Briški, Morana Jarec


The paper presents overview of nutrition in rural areas in Croatia in the period from the middle of the 19th to the middle of 20th century collected from scientific papers, ethnographic collections of Zbornik za narodni život i običaje južnih Slavena and popular scientific papers. Paper offers critical overview of the published papers on this topic and description of everyday dishes and ingredients with local names used in each Croatian region. Paper focuses on everyday diet of peasants in Croatia in the past, concentrating on time, content and frequency of the meals during the day, differences in diet between seasons, differences in diet regarding the amount of physical labour of the peasant and differences in diet regarding economic possibilities of households.


Cultural and geographical overview, tradition, nutrition, diet, rural population, Croatia, 19th - 20th century

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