Food, eating habits and cusine of Macedonia
Not only that the Macedonian food is rich in taste and flavors, but it is full of history. The Macedonian cuisine is derived from the Greeks and the Balkans and a little of the Ottoman.
Macedonian people love to eat meat. It is rare that you find a vegetarian in Macedonia. A typical diet of a Macedonian includes meat, vegetables, dairy products and fruits.
The Macedonian food is usually associated with red capsicum, Macedonian pastries, and beans.
There are popular foods that are derived and associated with the cultural heritage of the country. One of them is the Ajvar, a very popular for the Balkans. It holds a reputation in Macedonian cuisine. Ajvar is best eaten together with cheese and freshly baked bread.
Another popular food in Macedonia is salad, especially in the summer period. The salad has the variety of Cucumber Salad, Macedonian Tomato salad, Cabbage Salad, Shopska Salad, all of them serve as an appetizer and preparation for the main course. Salad is popularly consumed together with Rajika (Macedonian Spirit).
Winemaking has been a part of Macedonian source of income. As a source of money, they have been good in making one. The quality of their wine is exquisite in taste. Wine has been a part of their diet. Tikves in Macedonia has been a well-known wine maker.
One of the contributions that the Ottoman has brought in Macedonia was coffee. “Tursko Kafe” or “Turkish Coffee” is what they call it and is commonly consumed in Macedonian homes. As like other coffee, it is prepared by boiling and adding some sweeteners which is served in a small coffee cup.