macedonia's tavce gravce

National dish:

Tavče gravče

Baked beans served in traditional pottery (earthenware). Tavče Gravče can be eaten as a side dish to other meals, or on it’s own with some bread and/or a salad.

A brief history…

About Macedonia’s national dish

Tavče gravče means “pot beans”. This dish was usually eaten on Fridays, as a meatless dinner. Macedonia is traditionally a Christian orthodox country, so many people do not eat meat on Fridays. Nowadays, this dish is prepared in most Macedonian homes and restaurants regardless of the day of the week. Tavče gravče is a traditional balkan dish, however Macedonian cuisine was also heavily influenced by the Ottoman Turks.

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