“Field to fork cuisine is second nature to Slovenians, making the country a perfect place to indulge in a passion for food and drink.” (National Geographic) Slovenian cuisine is based on local heritage and ingredients, which even the best top chefs get from the nearest gardens and fields. Genuine flavours are developed with Slovenian salt from traditional salt pans, honey picked by autochthonous bees, pumpkin oil from the oldest oil mills in the region. Wine has been popular in Slovenia since antiquity and numerous local micro breweries concoct beer for hedonists. We cherish fresh food products and know their journey from field to plate, which has also been recognised by Michelin, Gault&Millau and JRE. The first Slovenian cookbook issued more than 220 years ago speaks about healthy food, which is still valued today. We enjoy dishes from fresh ingredients, often grown organically. In spring we pick asparagus and dandelion, in summer forest fruits, in autumn mushrooms and chestnut, and in winter the essentials of the Slovenian cuisine are refined by the goodies that have been preserved in traditional ways. Typical Slovenian lunch begins with a soup, which is usually beef broth or mushrooms soup, or soups made from various seasonal vegetables. And there’s always salad nearby, too.