I’ve been eating palačinke for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories eating food with family included waking up to these crispy thin sweets on a Sunday morning at Djedo Vido’s. My Baba Maria makes them too but Djed’s palačinke tasted as though they were blessed by the Virgin Mary herself.
I’ve shared many quick snacks on Twitter over the past few months so I figured I’d start documenting them here on my blog. I’ll aim to post at least 1 snack weekly going forward. I’ll make sure to pick snacks that are both common in the selo, but that also pair well with Selo Oils, my family’s extra virgin olive oil from Croatia.
This morning I had a chat with Kyle’s friend Eric Horowitz, CEO of LIFT Enrichment. He is a chef based in Los Angeles who spent a lot of time in Italy over the past 10 years. His company partners with 80+ elementary schools to empower kids to improve their health and learn to cook. We talked about the origin of Selo Oils, my time living in Europe, and how I met Kyle, my business partner.
I was born in Canada but my body was crafted in the Balkans, just like my family’s extra virgin olive oil. In fact, several millennia of inter-glacial Big Game hunters precede me. When I discovered that my ancestors drank olive oil daily, then sparred with Mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, I simply stopped questioning why people complement me for my radiant confidence and smooth beige skin. Real oils.
Is the olive oil fridge test a legitimate way to know whether your olive oil is real or fake? Unfortunately, small fines for fraud encourage olive oil companies to peddle misleading advice to fool their customers into purchasing lower grade blends of olive oil. One of those marketing lies is the olive oil fridge test.