The Weston A. Price Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the Cooking Kids contest in Slovenia, a partnership
arranged by our own Sylvia Onusic. The contest teaches school children to prepare traditional Slovenian foods.
Pictured below is the 2014 grand finale for the young cooking experts at Ljubljana Castle.
About fifteen of the best groups from different Slovenian regions took part in the finale: from Vipavska Valley periphery Karst, Dolenjska Kozjanski, Gorenjske, Styria, Ljubljana and its surroundings, Prekmurje and Prlekija, Savinjska Valley and Zasavja. They were judged by an expert committee composed of Janez Bratovž, Sebastijan Raspopovič, Damijan Fink, Uros Štefelin, Nace Rajh and Sarah Kokolj Prošek .
Unlike efforts to restore traditional foods in the U.S., the Slovenian Cooking Kids contest received front-page
publicity, with a press conference and speeches by project manager, Anke Peljhan, chef John Bratovž, the mentor of the project in the field of gastronomy, Marjan Hribar, director of tourism, Tanja Strniša, secretary of state and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, and Dr. Bartholomew Pikalo, the minister of education, science and sport . All spoke of the need for and importance of local foods for the health of growing children and the economic prosperity of the regions.