Culinary Art

You can taste special baroque dishes, bread and biscuits on the stands in the town. Baroque culinary offer is available also in guest houses in Škofja Loka town and its surrounding.

You can experience the baroque time by tasting the baroque dishes, which will be prepared only for this occasion. The point will be given to fasting food without meat, what was typical for Škofja Loka area at the time when Škofja Loka Passion Play was written. Therefore it will be possible to taste “Loška medla”, “Loška smojka” and “Aleluja” which is a special dish made of turnip. We will prepare also typical sour bread and biscuits.

Loška smojka is a typical dish that cannot be found elsewhere. Specially poor people used to eat it for dinner. »Loška smojka« is in fact baked small turnip filled with millet groats. Richer people added also minced lard to the dish.

Aleluja used to be fasting dish and during Easter time also a ritual dish. Today Aleluja tastes better than it tasted in the 16th century when people were starving a lot. »Aleluja« are cooked turnip peelings which are made better by adding hot cracklings.

Medla is prepared of millet groats so that we add white or buckwheat flour, butter and lard. It can be thick or thin according to the taste of the housewife.

Samostanska mešanica  (Cloister mixture) or so called »Loška mešanica« (Loka mixture) was delivered to beggars every Friday. It was made of barley, beans, sour turnip and cabbage.

Dishes that were preserved by the history

 

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Loška smojka (Cveto Sonc)

Cloister mixture (Tomaž Bradeško)

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