Southern and Eastern Serbia

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The Honey and Wine Festival is traditionally organized in Negotin on 12th of May.

The festival offers tasting and sales from the vineyards and apiaries, the proclamation of the best wine of the year, souvenir sales and a great program of culture and entertainment. 

Leskovac took its name long ago from its famed hazelnut woods, lešnik being the Serbian word for hazelnut. Today it is better know for its red peppers. The people of Leskovac speak a dialect of Serbian which preserves many features of the Old Church Slavonic language and even many Serbs find the local difficult to understand.

The secret of this Serbian recipe is in the slight, almost unnoticeable thickening of the soup. The old masters achieved this by sewing some maize flour into a little cloth bag and cooking it in the soup (much like a teabag). You can achieve the same effect by stirring a teaspoon of the finest corn flour into few water and adding it at the end of the cooking, then bringing the soup back to the boiling point.

While the Danube Wine Route is a must for wine lovers, it is also the ideal trip for those who want to discover places and traditions not yet discovered, across different countries in central Europe. This amazing transnational journey crosses 12 different wine regions and provides a unique experience that mixes wine and food, culture, history, nature and traditions while the Danube River remains a permanent fellow traveller.