May 30-June 9, 2014
Sylvia P. Onusic, WAFP member, speaker, nutritionist and tour leader, proudly announces the second annual premier food tour, “Taste of Slovenia.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit a country with a vibrant traditional food culture. You won’t regret taking Sylvia’s Taste of Slovenia tour.
— Sally Fallon Morrell
Be a part of the local food culture in the Heart of Europe and Taste Slovenia, a unique food tour like no other- a food odyssey of rich sensual culinary experiences and a hands-on introduction to the best of Slovenia’s traditional culinary heritage, as well as the latest culinary achievements in the areas of Slow Food and wine. In beautiful natural settings, you can see, touch, smell and taste first-hand the products of culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations. You will meet and talk with artisans and experience a myriad of real foods – raw milk cheeses, prosciutto, sausages, olive oil, fruits, wines, raw honey products and much more. And you can expect some surprises- you never know what seasonal specialty your host will share with you on the day of your visit!
Includes the capitol Ljubljana, the Adriatic Sea Coast, Goriska Brda, Karst, Vipava Valley, Julian Alps, Logar Alpine Valley, Lakes Bled and Bohinj, Dolenjska Thermal Spa, Cerknica, Velika planina, local villages and castles
Participants will visit Istrian vineyards, olive groves, alpine dairy farms, mountain pastures, cheese artisans, farmers markets, biodynamic and alpine apiaries, sea salt pans, sea bass farm, charcutiers, learn about traditional methods of production, and participate in tastings of traditional products.
The first question you may ask is, where is Slovenia, and why a food tour to Slovenia? This small microcosm is located at the crossroads of Europe and neighbors on Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. Because of its location, history, and geology, Slovenia shares a food history with these countries which is reflected in its cuisine.
We loved every minute – what a GREAT trip! Thank you Sylvia!
Debbie and Baker Smith, WAPF members from Atlanta, GA
“Because of our small size, all foods are local in Slovenia,” says Professor of Dairy Science at the University of Ljubljana, Irena Rogel. In this small country, about half the size of Switzerland, where land is at a premium, real food has always been extremely important. Even today, the emphasis is still on “domaca,” fresh, local, naturally grown foods which are prepared at home. Traditional foods continue to hold a special place in Slovenian cuisine
Thank you for the tour of a lifetime. It was wonderful, most memorable.
Carolyn and Ray Waters, WAPF members from Hermosa Beach, CA
We showcase the rich culinary heritage of Slovenia in this tour which includes wines, cheeses and raw diary, prosciutto and other charcuterie, olive oil, honey, brandies, pastries and desserts, natural juices, jams, jellies, salt, seafoods, dormice, farmers markets, mineral waters, Slow Food, local food and food products. Meet experts, locals and artisans like legendary Janez Bogotaj, award winning author and speaker, and bee expert, Janko Bozic, PhD, who will be on hand to give in-depth detail about the Slovenian traditional culinary heritage.
Land price: $2197.00. Ten nights, 11 days. Price includes all expenses except a few meals and any extras. Air fare is not included. Prices are based on a group of 20 healthy persons.
CONTACT INFORMATION: For complete details, the itinerary, and payment information, see the “Taste of Slovenia” blog at foodtourslovenia.wordpress.com and the “Taste of Slovenia” FaceBook page, ww.facebook.com/tasteofslovenia or email Sylvia at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN, has talked about Slovenian traditional foods at the Weston A. Price “Wise Traditions” national conferences and for various groups across the country. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother were born in Slovenia, in the Loz Valley, near the Castle Sneznik. Based on her doctoral work on the health status of Slovene Americans, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Slovenia and later worked six years for the Minister of Health in Ljubljana. During that time, she traveled extensively throughout Slovenia. On the weekends, her family “lived local” at a country home in the village of Kozarisce, near the Castle Sneznik. She holds a BS in Home Economics Education, and a PhD in Public Health Education. She is a certified nutrition specialist, CNS, and licensed dietitian-nutritionist. Her research and teaching focus is traditional foods.