Cuisine and gastronomy play an increasingly vital role in tourism, cultural heritage, and rural development. This is also proven by the fact that Slovenia held the honorable title of European Gastronomic Region in 2021.
With the project in the Upper Gorenjska region, we strive to maintain and spread the skills of preparing traditional local cuisine. At the cooking workshops, which we conduct live and online, we not only prepare specific dishes but also eternalize their heritage and learn about the preparation process from farm to fork. We pay particular interest in methods used by our grandmothers and grandfathers. Our activities connect stakeholders at different levels: local museums, restaurants, schools, associations, and individuals, e.g., local housewives and homemakers who are willing to share their food preparation secrets and cooking skills.
Ultimately, we aim to strengthen the ties between the locals. We want to preserve and document the knowledge and experience that our participants acquire at the workshops. Hence, we publish an e-booklet of recipes and shoot a few videos yearly. The videos are posted on our Facebook profile and YouTube channel.
The project in 2023 is financed by the municipalities of Kranjska Gora, Jesenice, Radovljica, Bled, and Gorje.
In the project, we successfully cooperate with the Jesenice Upper Sava Museum.