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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Croatia: Street Food Bite and Booze of the 2014 World Cup




Loosen your belts a notch or two because today we kick off our journey through the street foods and boozes of the FIFA World Cup 2014! Our first stop is Croatia with Burek and the Crocktail. The street food choices in Croatia may be slim, but they are made up of traditional foods to get people through their workday until they get home to watch the match.














Photo Credit: Chasing the Donkey
Photo Credit: Chasing the Donkey


Burek is basically a hand held pie made of filo pastry dough (puff pastry without the puff) and filled with meat, cheese, and in some cases spinach, potatoes, or apple slices. Typically enjoyed for lunch, you can find this one-hand wonder just about anywhere and it will be filling enough to hold you over until your next bite. The other thing I love about Burek is that it's relatively easy to make (unless you're determined to make your own dough). If you want to make some to watch the game, there are tons of recipes online.






Photo Credit: festivalhraneivina.hr
Photo Credit: festivalhraneivina.hr



The Crocktail is the country's first national cocktail! Most national cocktails are made with native liquors or feature a native fruit. The Crocktail includes a Marachino liqueur flavored with their local maraska cherries, sour cherry juice, candied orange flavors and lemon. A fruity libation to add to your drinking for the World Cup that's light and refreshingly sweet.