The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina truly enjoy the tasty and healthy food and drink. Traditional food is often prepared with meat, and meals are plentiful and delicious. The meat is of extraordinary quality, often organic, and well prepared. Meat is the ingredient of some of the most popular Bosnian dishes such as bosanski lonac, ćevapi, begova čorba, burek, and grah.
Ćevapi is another popular dish. Made of grilled minced meat (Lamb or beef) in the shape of a sausage link. served with onions, sour cream, ajvar and Bosnian pita bread (called Somun or Lepinje). There are usually 5–10 pieces on a plate.
Burek is the “pizza” take away food of the Bosnian region. Made of Phyllo dough filled with meat, cheese and sometimes spinach or apples. The dough is dense and elastic within tinge of olive oil.
Bosanski lonac is an authentic Bosnian culinary specialty made in the same tradition for hundreds of years. This dish is made of meat and various vegetables but is prepared by layering meat and vegetables into a deep pot, then adding water. The ingredients are cut into large pieces and takes about 4 hours till the meal is cooked.
Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and each region puts its specialty on it. In Bosnia, you can find Baklava or Ružica that is baked in a small roll with raisins.
Bosnian Coffee is found throughout the former Ottoman Empire and is a very strong coffee. In Bosnian, the coffee is prepared by boiling the water and then taking the water off the heat, adding the coffee grounds and replacing the pot over the heat to boil again. The coffee grounds are not filtered out of the water, so once you have poured it into your cup you have to let the liquid settle.