The Trail of Historical Recipes ?
The Trail of Historical Recipes runs through Podkarpackie Province and northern Slovakia, and connects places where artisan producers make local foods, such as beers, wines, traditional liqueurs, meads, snacks and regional dishes. The unique, remarkable flavours are rooted in the history, culture and nature of the areas on the trail. By visiting these places tourists have a chance to meet artisans with real passion for their work. For them, making traditional unforgettable alcoholic beverages, based on old, local recipes and natural ingredients, is not only a way of life, but above all a pursuit to sustain the traditions of their ancestors
Recommended venues on the Trail
The trail links 16 unusual locations on the map, including breweries, wineries and distilleries. A wide range of artisan beers is available at breweries in Wojkówka, Dukla, Ursa Maior in Uherce Mineralne, Stary Browar in the centre of Rzeszów, and Pivovar u Medveda in Humenne. Local wines are made in wineries: Dwie Granice in Przysieki, near Jasło, Winnica Rodziny Steckich in Jarosław, Winnica Dolina Sanu in Sanok, Salon Win Karpackich in Dwór Kombornia, and in Przeworskie Winnice. Nalevkas (liqueurs) and other spirits are offered by artisan distilleries on the Polish side of the border: Bieszczadzkie Smaki in Wola Michowa and Smolnik near Komańcza, Nalewki Rodziny Krzanowskich in Krosno, Podkarpacka Destylarnia Okowity in Długie, and on the Slovak side by Bird Valley Distillery in Humenne, ANMIL s.r.o. in Jurkova Vola and VANAPO s.r.o. in Svidnik.
About the project
Tourists travelling along the Trail of Historical Recipes are encouraged to visit places where unique artisan local products are made. Traditional beers, wines, liqueurs and meads in their authentic flavours epitomize local history, culture and nature. The enthusiasts who make these products follow old recipes and use natural ingredients. Artisan producers operate on a small scale, so most venues covered by the project are located in tiny picturesque villages and towns that have not yet been discovered as tourist attractions. The new trail strengthens the recognisability of selected tourist destinations in Podkarpacie and northern Slovakia and cooperation between them. The topic of the trail, making reference to traditions, centuries-old recipes and local flora, meets the currently strong demand for natural and well-tested products prepared in the same way for generations. The heritage of the areas on the trail, as well as the specific aspects of artisan production, has a strong link with the world of plants, the rhythm of the seasons and natural healing methods. Artisan production draws the attention of tourists towards the material and non-material heritage of the region. The enthusiasm and painstaking effort of artisans, as well as the scenic setting of artisan facilities create a ready-made tourist offer. The trail is a unique proposition for those looking for intriguing culinary experiences and unforgettable stories.