Welcome to my blog!

Part recipe e-box, part storage space for the ridiculous amount of food photos I take, Sol i papar is dedicated to seasonal, local (and most of the time healthy….) eating that emphasizes the importance of food culture and tradition. Why? Because there is a wealth of knowledge there! Which food tradition? Well, mostly Croatian–and not coastal, but continental (The coast is great for music (Gibo! Urban! Oliver!!!), sun, and beaches, but there is SO much more to Croatia. The entire country is spectacular and incredibly culturally rich…..tangent! Sorry!)

Gastronomic heaven for me is where my family comes from (Karlovac) as well as my husband (Osijek). Good old central European cuisine. I also like to experiment with whatever I can find locally — whether that be in Jersey City (my former home), Zagreb (my forever home), or Brussels (my current home).

Oh and the name. So salt in Croatian is sol and pepper is papar or biber, but my baka always referred to it as “papar,” so thus “sol i papar” is “salt and pepper”–a tribute to her and her wonderfulness and all the tradition that she instilled in my cooking.

Oh and please do not use the text or images without permission. I know they are getting fabulous (helps when your husband is an amateur photographer and you get to steal his fancy equipment!), but please ask first!

Copyright Sol i Papar, 2013 – 2017.
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  1. Hello 🙂 I am following your blog since a few weeks now, and I find a lot of inspiration here! So a big thank you.
    I am also an editor for an online magazine for multicultural families, and I was wondering if you’d like to write for us about food, traditions and culture. I understand that you are Croatian, so traditional dishes related to special occasions/festivals in Croatia would be very interesting 🙂
    Here is the website: https://www.theparentvoice.com/
    this is me: https://www.theparentvoice.com/team-members/#severine
    and you can write to us here, if you’re interested: https://www.theparentvoice.com/write-for-us-2/
    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! I’d love to write for you guys. I’ll check out the site and think of something to pitch or submit something. Fašnik (our Carnivale) is huge in Croatia so that would be the next big holiday I guess after Christmas. 🙂

      1. Wonderful! Carnival is such an important occasion. I must admit that my knowledge of Croatian culture is non-existent :p it would be good to have an “expert” to enlighten me! Looking forward to hearing from you 😀

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