Culinary basket “Let’s cook together!”
LET'S COOK TOGETHER! BECOME A CHEF FOR A DAY AND PREPARE ONE OF THE LOCAL DISHES.
In the Soča Valley, people used to know and want to eat well. And the tradition passed from generation to generation, both in written and oral form. When the home kitchen smells, few can resist the famous culinary specialties such as chompe and cottage cheese, frika, delicious Kobariški štruklji and Bovški krafi, as well as centuries-prized cheeses with protected origin – Tolminc and Bovški sir.
We fill our “Let’s cook together” basket with ingredients for preparing frika or chomp, which are suitable for a quick, tasty lunch or dinner.
ČOMPE IN SKUTA
Potatoes with salty sheep’s curd is a simple and very popular appetizer in Bovec. A traditional, regionally original, organically produced appetizer consists of chomp (boiled unpeeled potatoes) and salty sheep’s curd. It used to be on the tables of the Trenta and Bovec people almost every day, as the poor land did not allow the cultivation of cereals and other crops. And although the dish is completely simple, at first glance almost poor, it impresses every eater with its excellent taste.
Frika is a typical dish from Friuli Venezia Giulia, the capital of fried cheese called frico. However, there is no single, traditional recipe for frika. Each part of the Soča Valley left its mark, gave it its own character, and several versions of frika were created: with potatoes in the form of an omelette, with onions, leeks, eggs, bacon, salami, apples and various herbs. The only ‘required ingredient’ is processed cheese.