Eating habits in the turn of the 19th and 20th century: exhibition of menu cards at the Sarajevo City Musem

  • Ajnija Omanić
  • Mevlida Serdarević
  • Amer Ovčina

Abstract

Through a selection of menu cards exhibited at the Sarajevo City Museum, this article looks into the eating habits in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century (period before the World War I.) These menu cards offer a specific overview of eating habits of all ranks of society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where there are no essential differences between dinner tables of prelates and ordinary people. The paper gives a short comparison of traditional eating habits in Bosnia and Herzegovina with nowadays eating habits, especially concerning the problem of obesity.


Keywords: menu card; eating habits; food/diet; turn of the 19th and 20th century; the Sarajevo City Museum

Published
2018-05-07