Friday, February 16, 2007

Croatian Pizza Heaven

I must pause to say a brief word about Croatian food. (Yes, I am biting Bob Cohen's style, but hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.)

New York native Rick misses one thing above all about America: Pizza. You see, pizza is a mystery to Hungarians. I’ve mentioned that certain locals put mustard and ketchup on pizza. And every week we get advertisements like this in our mailbox:

Mmm, pizza…with corn, broccoli, and PICKLES. Pickles.


Croatia to the rescue! Just across the Adriatic from Italy, Croatia’s coastal towns understand pizza. I was going to take a picture of our first decent pie in months, but I was so excited I forgot. The last slice was devoured seconds after this photograph was taken.

As for me, I’m a Californian. I can live without great pizza. I miss burritos. Sadly, there are no more Mexicans in Croatia than in Hungary. However, Split had some kick-ass sea food. Behold the fish market:

Here’s the dinner we ate a few blocks away.

Once again, the food was so good that I forgot to record it in all its glory. The table was covered in dishes. But I will note that a mulit-course seafood feast and a liter of wine (!!) set us back about US $10 each. Hallelujah.


sasha said...


sasha said...

it is the complete opposite where i am
CRAPPY pizza
GREAT mexican food

have they inveted that thing where you can beam things anywhere in the world? have they invented that yet? cause they should. then i would beam you mexican and salad greens and you could have beamed me pizza from croatia and unicum from budapest... oh wait i forgot unicum makes me want to burn my eyes out with hot pokers.

Ganch said...

Unicum is the grossest ever. Uck! Most people in this part of the world make better booze in their bathtubs. really, literally.

Anonymous said...

Corn is delicious on Pizza.