Hilandar Monks still attract attention and use in exclusive national kitchens.
In the middle ages, food was dependent on many factors.
It depends on the level of food production and the social class to which it was being made.
The number of species of plants and animals that people use today in the diet is also considerably bigger than before.
Nowadays, many different ingredients are coming from other continents.
People spread a new species and develop varieties and production methods with higher yields.
Therefore, the medieval man was more oriented towards nature, hunting, and fishing.
In addition, a medieval man used more plant species from nature, with the production of agricultural products.
Naturally, the peasants were different dishes than the nobility and clergy.
The peasant’s dishes were simple but often tasty.
Therefore, some of them were traditionally held in the Hilandar Monks diet.
The peasants’ kitchens have been preserved only in tradition and rarely written recipes.
In the other hand, a nobleman diet, and especially a monk diet, is recorded in numerous writings and special cookery books.
They have been built up to this day in many Western-European monasteries and also in the monasteries of Hilandar Monks.
They still attract attention and use in exclusive national kitchens.
And here is the most famous dish.
Prepare it for you too!
A broad bean recipe of Hilandar Monks
Nowadays, those nutritious beans almost completely disappeared from our fields and restaurants.
Ingredients that you need for the recipe:
– 1/2 kg of young broad beans
– 1 onion
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– Sea salt
– Bay leaf
– A little bit of ground black pepper
– 1/2 tablespoon of flour
Preparation of the recipe:
Cut onion into thinly slices and put it in the olive oil.
Then add the broad beans and stew it until completely softened.
Then add all other ingredients and also spices.
Put half a tablespoon of flour into the water and then cook for another 15 minutes.