Buzet, a small medieval hill town in central Istria, holds its annual Subotina festival in early September – with stalls selling local produce, people dressed in period costume, live traditional music, and the evening beforehand, the preparation of an enormous omelette, filled with the truffles for which this area is famous.

Buzet from the west

Zigante truffle shop

Cheese and sausage infused with truffles at Karlic Tartufi, just outside Buzet

Serving Favorit beer (brewed just outside Buzet) on the evening before the Subotina festival

Milling cornmeal at the Subotina festival

Band playing traditional music on the town square

Making a giant omelette with over 2000 eggs and around 10kg of truffles, on the evening before the Subotina festival
For another (larger) image from Buzet, see here.
Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

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alessandro ciapanna
11 years ago

another complete photo essay – just great reporting, pure and simple . 🙂

11 years ago

Mmmn, truffles. How was the omelette?
Gorgeous images, Rudolf.

11 years ago

I wouldn’t mind going there. Your photos makes it look very interesting.

11 years ago

Superb shots!

11 years ago

Great shots! Makes me think of posting my cheese making series from Tres Botones in Uruguay! Your photos are spectacular at catching the everyday moment in a professional manner!

11 years ago
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tx… i’ve got one more post in this particular belize series… and i can here uruguay calling!