The Taste Ljubljana project was conceived by the well-known ethnologist Janez Bogataj. It includes above all dishes that were popular among the citizens of Ljubljana in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, but then increasingly began to give way to international dishes on restaurant menus.
Fresh local flavours
Slovenian cuisine has long been characterised by a variety of influences and a great diversity of ingredients. A hundred years ago the majority of the latter were produced locally, in gardens and on farms in the countryside around Ljubljana. This was something normal and self-evident at the time.
Today such an approach would be considered sustainable. We are therefore endeavouring to revive it as far as possible, in the context of the Taste Ljubljana project. Taste Ljubljana is thus logically complemented by the Green Supply Chains project, in which we encourage restaurants and hotels to source local ingredients.