ĆEVAPI (CHE:VA:PI) ĆEVAPI is a 500-year-old grilled minced meat dish traditionally found in Southeastern Europe. It is considered a national delicacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia - a delicious and unforgettable Balkan treasure. ĆEVAPI are simple handmade finger-sized minced meat sausages, made from the highest-quality ingredients. The secret to good ćevapi lies in the texture and quality of the ground meat and spices. Bosnian ćevapi are made from two cuts of hand-formed minced beef, while Serbian ćevapčići are made from beef, lamb, and pork or a combination thereof. The proper ĆEVAPI experience requires onion, flatbread (lepinja), and kajmak to be complete. The world’s most famous ćevapčići are found in the city of Sarajevo.
AJVAR (EYE:VAR) Flavorful, creamy, and slightly smoky vegetable spread made from roasted sweet red peppers (sometimes with eggplant and garlic) and spices. Mild or hot. Indispensable for any Balkan feast! This versatile, all-natural, healthy “Balkan hummus” goes perfectly with fresh country-style bread, crackers, baked vegetables, grilled meats, and hot dogs. It can also be served as a vegetable relish or dip. A small jar of homemade ajvar is considered a much-appreciated gift in the Balkans! A perfect relish for vegetarians and vegans.