Soparnik from Poljica
Soparnik is a traditional dish that originates from Poljica, formerly the Republic of Poljica, where it has been prepared for centuries, since the time of the Turks. Soparnik is round in shape, usually 90-110 centimeters in diameter, depending on the size of the "sinija" (wooden board on which the dough is placed), it is made of dough with a thin filling of chard and onion.

Soparnik is baked in a typical open oven ("komin") and, according to the traditional method of preparation, it is covered with ash, which gives it a characteristic appearance. Once done, the soparnik is coated with olive oil and sprinkled with finely chopped garlic. Another peculiarity of the soparnik is in the way of cutting; it is cut into diamond shape pieces and served as such.

Although traditionally known as a fasting dish for the poor, today it is considered a delicacy that is mandatory at various ceremonies in Dalmatia. Due to the combination of tradition and gastronomy and the transmission of secret preparations from generation to generation, soparnik is on the list of protected intangible cultural assets at UNESCO. In addition, it has been awarded a protected geographical indication at European Union level.

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