Recipes and Stories

A large number of the recipes and personal stories of Slovenians, especially women, in Australia are preserved thanks to Dr Elizabeth Tomažič who collected and published them in a cookbook titled From Hands and Hearts: Slovenian Recipes in Australia (Melbourne, 2011). Preview – Table of Contents (via HASA Archives). An  interview with Dr Tomažič is available here.

The book with its priceless collection of 92 recipes and two special chapters about honey and wine provided by more than 40 Slovenians in Australia is sold out and it can (if you or your friends don’t have it at home) only be borrow in a few libraries, such as the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria.

If you want to contact Dr Elizabeth Tomažič about the book (printed or electronic), you can email her at

You can also find a large number of Slovenian recipes using the following selected online resources: (in English) (in English) (in Slovenian) (in Slovenian) (in Slovenian)

For stories of Slovenian Australians see:

This is a website of a research project exploring digital technologies for communicating the culinary heritage of Slovenian Australians in collaboration with the University of Canberra under the 2015 Endeavour Fellowship Programme (PDR).