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The Balkan cuisine
is heterogeneous and is therefore known as the cuisine of states and regions, since every region has its own distinct culinary traditions. Balkan cuisine is heavily influenced by Mediterranean cooking.
The cuisine of the Balkan states includes:
- Cuisine of Albania
The cuisine of Albania is uniquely influenced by Turkish, Greek, and Italian cuisines. Every region in Albania and Kosovo has its own unique dishes. Albanian cuisine is characterized by the use of various mediterranean herbs such as Oregano, Black Pepper, Mint, Basil, Rosemary and more in cooking...
- Cuisine of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cuisine of Bulgaria
- Cuisine of Croatia
- Cuisine of Greece
Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine, sharing characteristics with the cuisines of Italy, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Levant. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including poultry, rabbit and pork. Also...
- Cuisine of the Greek Macedonia
Macedonian cuisine is the cuisine of the region of Macedonia. Contemporary Macedonian cooking shares much with general Greek and wider Balkan and Mediterranean cuisine, including dishes from the Ottoman tradition. Some dishes date from ancient Greek days...
- Cuisine of the Republic of Macedonia
- Cuisine of Montenegro
Montenegrin cuisine is a result of Montenegro's geographic position and its long history.- Review :The traditional dishes of Montenegro's heartland and its Adriatic coast have a distinctively Italian flavour which shows in the bread-making style, the way meat is cured and dried, cheesemaking, wine...
- Cuisine of Romania
- Cuisine of Serbia
- Cuisine of Turkey
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbouring cuisines, including that of western Europe...