The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe – it is a meeting point of four major European natural units: where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst. That’s what makes Slovenia a special country. And that`s why our cooking is so diverse. Slovenian cuisine is based on cereal, dairy products, meat (especially pork), sea and freshwater fish, vegetables, legumes and tubers, olives and grapes. Slovenia's cuisine combines the influences of the rural population, medieval lords, the bourgeoisie and monastic orders. The pic is from Slovenian culinary and turisem conference.