The Serbian cuisine has a lot to offer. If you are spending time in Serbia you have to make sure to try the local dishes. Pizzas, Hamburgers and the coffee are not the same ones that you use at home they are terrific. Everyone have to be prepared for the difference and have to enjoy it. For the western visitors the prices are low and the western tourists don’t think twice of visiting the country. You have to be aware if you are vegetarian Serbia it might not be the right place for vegetarians. National Serbian dishes include Ćevapčići (grilled minced meat), Pljeskavica (a ground beef patty), and Sarma as for the national drink is the plun brandy Slivovitz.
The thing that makes Serbia food special is not only characterized of Serbian elements, but from the whole former – Yugoslavia. Under the Ottomans the Balkans were influenced by rich oriental cuisine and a few traditional Serbian dishes have common roots with Turkey and Greece. And during the centuries of Austria-Hungary rule richly influenced the Serbian suidine but especially Serbian desserts. Meanwhile the Serbian Diaspora in recent times have spread the cuisine across the world.
Serbs during their daily routine will have three meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. With their lunch Serbs are known being the largest in the Mediterranean fashion. Traditionally in the past only lunch and dinner existed breakfast was introduced in the second half of the 19th century. Pata’s “Patin Kuvar” was the first published cookbook in Serbia which was written by Spasenija Pata Marković in 1907, the book remains in publication even today.
The Serbian confectioneries often offer Baklava, Koljivo, sachertorte or nut roll, which are a mix various traditions. Many type of foods that are brought to the West, are often made at home in Serbia which are included jam, rakija (fruit brandy), jelly, slatko, notably sauerkraut, sausages or , various pickled foods. Food preparation has always been taken seriously by Serbs and is a strong part of the Serbian family tradition.