Croatia, a beautiful and geographically diverse country on Europe's Balkan peninsula, offers sunny Adriatic coastline and breathtaking scenery, as well as a distinctive culinary tradition that combines central European, Mediterranean and Near Eastern influences. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will find favorites among the over 200 easy-to-follow recipes featured here, from classic dishes like Strudel with Sautéed Cabbage and Potatoes with Swiss Chard to the famous Dalmatian specialty, Stewed Beef and Black Risotto, which is prepared with cuttlefish ink. Also included are over 50 dessert recipes for all variety of strudels, fine tortes, and cookies. The author's introduction to Croatia and its cuisine provides insight into the development of the culinary tradition through the centuries, as well as into the specialties of the various regions in Croatia. The addition of a chapter on Croatian wines completes the culinary tour offered though the pages of this book. Complete with b/w photographs. 10% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to War Child Canada for projects in support of children in the former Yugoslavia.