Jota – A Hearty Slovenian Stew

By Abi King | Slovenia

Dec 07

jota - a Slovenian Stew

The icy winter winds have really started to bite as I’ve travelled north. Arriving in Slovenia was the watershed. It is cold.

That’s what makes jota so perfect. Warm, hearty, bursting with flavour from beans, pork cubes and sauerkraut (don’t laugh, it tastes better than it sounds,) this dish of jota was enought to sweep out the chill from my bones and usher in an interesting chat with the chef.



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Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Steve December 13, 2011

Just discovered the ‘Real Time Travel’ section – thought you’d gone a bit quiet….! Jota looks and sounds a bit like the Toulousain ‘Cassoulet’, also perfect when it’s a bit nippy out.

    Abi King January 4, 2012

    It certainly has the same kind of heartwarming effect…A little more sour than cassoulet, though.

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