Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the Bosnia and HerzegovinaÂ always want cevaps or burek.
Food, cooking, and dining rituals play a central role in every culture, and they bring the local community together. Here in Bosnia and Herzegovina,Â you wonâ€™t meet a womanÂ who doesnâ€™t know how to cook burek, a dishÂ that has passed through generations. Itâ€™s the same all over the world and trying traditional foods is a good way to taste a small part of that culture.
Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. You can go anywhere in the world and walk into a McDonalds, but instead of benefiting the local community, a large chunk of what youâ€™ve just spent is leaving the local economy.Â In places where tourism is booming and the demand for Western and fast food is high, local food will become less and less prevalent. These kinds of issues mean that local people in countries across the world are rightfully dubious about tourists and how much good they really do for their home country. Eating in local places supports local businesses and the local economy, and it also builds connections between the localÂ people and travellers.
There is no denying that when your food hasnâ€™t had to travel half way around the world, itâ€™s much fresher. Fruit and vegetables that have been for days in the back of a truck arenâ€™t going to taste like the ones dug up from the allotment down the road. When you travel, you wonâ€™t always know which foods are locally grown, but buying from local businessesÂ andÂ markets instead of the chain supermarkets is a good place to start.
To eat local- IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE CULTURE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.
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