Serbian cooking class in Belgrade could easily be the best way to taste this budding city! Start your Serbian cooking experience in Belgrade with grocery picking at farmers market with your host Vlad. Taste the fresh seasonal produce right from the stalls. Have a savory snack at an old school bakery. Then a light and easy walk through the heart of old town Zemun and by the river Danube on your way to the cooking class. The Serbian cooking class takes place nowhere else but at a family home of real Belgrade people, with a tucked in garden!
The cooking action happens in the green homey garden when the weather is nice, or inside a funky and comfortable kitchen in winter or on a rainy day. You get an appetizer, the famous Serbian meze of charcuterie, kajmak (the most delicious milk fat cream) and ajvar (roasted peppers delight) and rakija (a strong alcoholic drink made of plum). The you roll the sleeves!
In the next two hours you will chop, squeeze, shape, bake, taste, shape, cook, season, decorate, serve, eat and drink. By the end of the Serbian cooking class you will be able to prepare a complete meal! Including the favorite dessert from granny’s cookbook.
Serbian salad is a warm up exercise. You chop the fresh local veggies, add some delicious local cheese that you have grated and learn the right proportions to make the perfect dressing.
The star dish is ćevapčići. This is one of all time favorites of our cuisine. You will learn how to make a perfect proportion of beef and pork. You will mold those perfect little batons with your own hands! And then you get to cook them on the grill, like a real pro. Aided by sips or wine or beer and with a safe back up from your host.
The dessert is also fun to make – knedle sa šljivama. Plums in potato dumplings that you shape into little balls and cover with a delicious butter crumble.
As tongue-breaking it can be to call them properly, once you learn to make them, chop them, squeeze them, bake them, you will be able to recreate that sensory experience on your own, whenever and wherever you want it.
Beside the food, the guests praise the atmoshpere of Serbian cooking class with Vlad. The atmosphere is that of getting together with friends to cook and eat. Easy and entertaining, so anyone can do it. We chat about our cooking traditions, our customs, the original Serbian home cuisine and the influences from the West and the East that shaped it.
Your host is Vladimir, an enthusiastic home cook. Vlad has been hosting Serbian cooking classes for five years now. Inspired by attending cooking classes at various destinations he has been to, Vlad chose his favorite tastes from his granny’s kitchen and offered them to guests of Belgrade in this engaging and entertaining way. Vlad’s daily job is music teacher. Now you get where from he’s got his patience for hosting the cooking classes.
If you are a foodie or a home cooking enthusiast, join us for this unique experience! Farmers market visit, walking tour of the heart of Zemun, meze and appetizers, complete lunch, a recipe booklet and skills for new meals to try at home!