Pumpkin soup. Photo: Aleš Ajlec

The culinary image of modern-day Slovenia incorporates the influences of cultures and civilisations from the Alpine, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions. Centuries of social and historical development at this junction have created specific types of culture and lifestyle, not in the sense of assimilation, but in the sense of creating a unique and original variety, including the culinary.



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