Winter sweetness: Croatian traditions of indulging and denying the sweet tooth

Gastro , Lifestyle Dec 12, 2017 No Comments

Our winter edition of Zagreb In Your Pocket magazine is out!

But what would winter be without sweets and traditional cookies?

Eating sweets in Croatia during winter has a subtle logic of its own: the logic of cycles. Starting from late November and all the way to early spring, Croatians exchange times of denying and indulging their sweet tooth. No one imposed these rules as a weight management system. But it just so happens that the Christian traditions of fasting and feasting produce a side-effect that is beneficial to the locals’ figure. Yes, they have a religious meaning, but they also create a perfectly balanced relationship we have with our sweets.

You can read the whole story written by Andrea Pisac on the following link:


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