plazma photo by Kinsley Cuen

The Staple of Serbia

by Kinsley Cuen SIT Spring 2019 Elon University Belgrade — With its iconic red and white labeling and frequent appearances on billboards and menus alike, it is hard to avoid an encounter with the crunchy treat, Plazma, while eating your way through Serbia. Plazma, a small, crispy biscuit, can be found within a number of …

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zeleni venac market Paul Rochford

A Refreshing Tradition: The Green Markets of Belgrade

by Paul Rochford SIT Spring 2019 Georgetown University BELGRADE – Long sections of green fence surround rows of tables brightly decorated with hundreds of varieties of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and cheeses. Zeleni Venac, one of about thirty outdoor “green markets” in the city of Belgrade, is a unique landmark of the city’s food culture. …

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Belgrade’s Best Beans

Belgrade’s Best Beans

by Monica Starr SIT Fall 2018 Denison University BELGRADE – In Belgrade’s historic Vracar district, on lively Njegoseva street, one can find Zrno, a local kafic, or modern coffee house. Zrno, meaning bean in Serbian, balances modern brass lamps with artful canvases made of industrial coffee bean bags. Small groups of people chat and smoke …

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A Serbian Dish Spanning Generations

By Sonja Borgmann SIT Fall 2018 Carleton College Belgrade – At Kalenic restaurant in the historic Vracar neighborhood, one can sample traditional Serbian Karadjordjeva snicla—a stuffed fried pork dish that is also a reminder of Serbia’s past with foreign occupations. According to 41-year-old Maja Frankovic, a local Belgradian art conservator, Kalenic is the best choice …

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Finding Serbia’s Meatless Cuisine

Finding Serbia’s Meatless Cuisine

by Sophia Tulp SIT Spring 2018 Ithaca College BELGRADE — As Karadjordjeva street merges into Pariska, at the edge of Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Park with its millennia-old fortress, a hidden restaurant sits on the other side of a graffiti-covered apartment building that has seen better days. Inside, chefs take creative liberty, creating vegetarian food in a …

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Building Community in Belgrade With Bikram Yoga

by Hayley Schultz SIT Spring 2016 Hope College BELGRADE, The room is surrounded by mirrors fogged with steam as class begins. The instructor stands at the front of the room directing his students. They interlock their fingers, place them underneath their chins and breath deeply, extending their elbows upward. Sweat drops begin to stain the floor as the …

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Boys and Feminism: Centre E8 challenges Serbia’s patriarchal society

by Nedim Filipovic SIT Fall 2015 Claremont McKenna College BELGRADE – Men in uniform flank Bratislav Gasic, Serbia’s Defense Minister, as he exits the Prva Petoletka Namenska factory in Trstenik, Serbia earlier this month. He checks to see that his jacket is buttoned, and runs his fingers through his black mop of hair. With one final …

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