During our stay in Montenegro, we have noticed many individuals engaged in fishing. In fact, people frequently leave out bags of stale bread for fishermen to use as bait. This is an interesting way by which people in this country obtain food. Often, fishing appears to be a solitary activity in which people sit in small boats or on piers fishing with rod and reel. In Virpazar, however, there appears to be a sense of community among fishermen. They stand on bridges and quays with their rods, bottles of wine and rakia, baskets of fish and bait and they socialize. We have seen individual fishermen meet on the street below our hotel and compare their catch. This is an interesting aspect of food culture here in Montenegro.
This is an image of traditional fishing on Lake Skadar on a wall of our hotel.
Charles (Karlo) Baker-Clark
I am a university professor with interests in the relationship of food and culture. I am also a Fulbright Scholar and will deploy to Montenegro in September, 2014 where I will collaborate in teaching and learning about food and culture as well as food tourism. This blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences in Montenegro with you. It is also dedicated to my son Chad who mixes artistry and savvy in teaching people how to bake bread and make pizza.
This site, Zdravo (Hello) From Montenegro, is not an official Fulbright site. The views expressed on this site are entirely those of its author, Charles A. Baker-Clark, and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. State Department or any of its partner organizations.