journeys at home and abroad
Veal seems to be a regular on the menus here. I”ve been trying to get the simplest possible Bosnian or Balkan time-line together which goes something like Illyrian and other tribes, Greeks, Romans (especially on west side), Byzantium and then the split of the Roman Empire which meant the west of this area looked to Rome and the east to Constantinople. Then Slavs from the northeast (which eventually formed two groups, Croats and Serbs), Ottomans from the south, and much later the Austro-Hungarians from the north. Then WWI (not unrelated), then WWII, then Tito, then the war and then the Dayton agreement. I”m still not sure how the Russians come into the picture – someone please put me right. There are no samovars on street corners as there are in Iran. But I wonder whether veal came south with the Austro-Hungarians?