“You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.."
What I loved most about Odprta Kuhna (Open Kitchen) in Ljubljana was the people. They were from all corners of the globe, and they shared their food with us. Although I know I should have stuck to just Slovenian food, it didn't feel wrong to be tempted by a roti and curry from south India or to consider trying some Thai noodles.
As I've mentioned before I had relatively blank expectations for Ljubljana, although I was very intrigued. Of the few things I did, an international street food market on a scale that rivals those I've enjoyed in London, Amsterdam and Berlin would be one of them. But there it was, and there it is every Friday serving up foods from all over the world. I was there with two other bloggers and between the three of us we tried a plate of Turkish meze, a mountain of Senegalese food as well as a local rola style vegetable wrap. Then my friend Peter became tempted by the horse steak burgers... and well, I bowed out gracefully at that stage and had a fresh fruit juice instead.
I'm not very good at talking or writing about food and I'm not that good at photographing it either. If you held a gun to my head, I would say I'm slightly better at taking photos of it so consider this my way of talking about all the good smells, sights and flavours on offer at the Open Kitchen street food market in Ljubljana.
Odprta Kuhna is held every Friday from 8am until 9pm in Pogačarjev trg near St Nicholas Cathedral.
Frances M. Thompson
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