Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Bosnia-Herzegovina independent since 1992, is a well-wooded, predominantly mountainous country with many fertile plains and a small outlet on the Adriatic.

During the four centuries of Turkish occupation most of the Slavs in what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina embraced the Muslim faith. Their descendants account for about a third of the present population, the remainder being mainly Serbs and Croats.
The republic boasts modern, large-scale agriculture with maize as the chief cereal, and intensive rearing of cattle, pigs, and sheep. Orchards are numerous with plums as the major fruit crop.