Many of you know that we fell in love with ajvar on our trip to the Balkans. We ate it almost daily, and it’s become a regular menu item at home. We became so enamored with the delicious spread that we vowed to make our own when we got home.
We’re inveterate shoulder-season travelers, which for us means that at some point in the autumn, we’re on the road – sometimes in the US, sometimes overseas. Last year’s trip was a month-long fall fling in the Balkans.
On a steep hill overlooking the Old Bazaar stands the beautifully restored Mustafa Pasha Mosque.
We were first introduced to Balkan cuisine in Sarajevo on a cold, wet, wintery day. That’s when we tasted Cevapcici – one of Bosnia’s favorite dishes.
“The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last relatively unexplored corners of Europe. But with a wealth of history, cultural and culinary treasures and great nightlife, it won’t be long before the region becomes the next travel hotspot.” —Lonely Planet