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Traditional meals in Istria
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   Prosciutto

From the distant past, Istrian prosciutto has been a famous and widely recognized hors d'ocuvre.It is tastier when thinly sliced. In all Istrian restaurants Prosciutto is served with cheese and olives, although it is also used in the preparation of hot dishes.

     Pasta

In Istria, Pasta is a typical Istrian appetizer and is prepared with a variety of sauces Ravioli, posutice, fuzi and macaroni are blended with different meats, vegetables, mushrooms or escargot.

   Truffles

Although you can taste many different types of mushrooms in Istria, suchas the well-known and very tasty "Martincice" and "Lisicice", probably the most famous is the Istrian Truffle. There are many different ways to use this wonderful delicacy, including combining with fuzi, omelettes, sprinkled over steak and game. Truffles may also be used in preparing pastries.

     Vegetable stews (manestre)

Another favorite Istrian delight are rich stews, called Manestre.This delicious and nutritious is prepared with meat or vegetables, An authentic Istrian Manestre is one that is seasoned with "pest", a mixture of chopped bacon, garlic and parsley.In Istrian taverns, a wide variety are served -namely, Manestra with young corn, Manestra with fennel, Manestra with chick-peas, meatless, white, young... Manestra prepared with sauerkraut is called "jota" and is delicious.
   Asparagus

Wild asparagus is another favoritedelicacy of the Istrian region. Although asparagus is naturally bitter, it is extremly tasty when prepared with eggs, as a salad or as a side dish. Very healthy and an excellent diuretic agent.