Come, break bread with us

by Alexandra Cheney SIT Fall 2015 Denison University BELGRADE, Hours after committing to lose weight, Belgrade native Maša Miljanić states “I can’t eat anything without bread.” Bread is the mealtime constant in Serbia; it could never be the victim of a dieting purge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner it’s on the table. Bread is immediately available wherever …

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Better than burgers

by Marija Pajković BELGRADE, The best advice a Belgrader could give you about eating a hamburger is don’t – and find a pljeskavica instead. Not to be confused with a traditional burger, pljeskavica is entirely its own. Just imagine: the patty is big, juicy, thick, and smells of backyard barbeque. The lepinja (thick pita bread) …

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Shish Kebab

by Stefan Plavsic Belgrade, Believe it or not, a “Boulevard of Hungry People” really exists. It has a regular name but people call it this because of the restaurant “Shish“, which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, feeding hungry people, and is why there are always lines of people queuing on the street. …

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Turkish Coffee: A drink for any season

by Nedim Filipovic SIT Fall 2015 Claremont McKenna College Belgrade, Smokvica’s patio was alive despite the autumn chill. People, seemingly unaware of the change in season, were chatting their afternoons away. The clattering of pans, chopping of vegetables and searing of meat could be heard from the kitchen as wait staff deftly navigated a maze …

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