A chef’s guide to Slovenia, the culinary destination for 2021

If you’re looking to dream up a tasty escape, this lesser-known culinary corner of Europe might just be it: Slovenia has been crowned European Region of Gastronomy for 2021. Chef Ana Roš shares her tips for wild ingredients and hyper-local home cooking.

Slovenia: Paragliding above the Soca

The driver turns the wheel hard left to take our minibus through another hairpin bend as we climb high up into the Julian Alps. We’ve been bumping along for nearly an hour now and have already passed through the cloud line, the steep slopes slipping away back down into Slovenia’s Soca Valley
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Explore Slovenia's waterways in picture

Known for iconic Lake Bled, Slovenia is a watery delight. From the majestic gorges of the River Soča to the glistening Adriatic sea, you can kayak, paddleboard and sail in this gem filled country.

Slovenia: Paradise found

“That was the border between Italy and former Yugoslavia,” says my guide, Edwin. He points towards the mighty Julian Alps, whose snowy peaks are shrouded in cloud. A buzzard circles overhead then disappears swiftly into the misty mountains.