ADD A SECRET INGREDIENT TO RAMADAN FLATBREAD (SOMUN) A tray with prepared hot flatbreads covered with dewy paper and a row up to half the street. The same picture every Ramadan night.
Sunset. Sarajevo. Baščaršija is preparing for iftar. The smells of Bosnian food mingling and announcing a meal for those who fasted. Ramadan in Sarajevo has a special charm. Is’n it? A table full of delicious Bosnian home-made specialties would not be complete without Ramadan flatbread- somun, which in the Bosnian tradition has an important place on the Ramadan menu.
In addition to the basic ingredients, one secret ingredient is added to each flat bread individually. Do you know which one? A pinch of love! A tray with prepared hot flatbreads covered with dewy paper and a row up to half the street. The same picture for every Ramadan night. And indeed, they have become a sign of Sarajevo, for which this city is widely known. Even today, there is an unavoidable part of every iftar table. In essence, it doesn’t matter when, how or from where they came to Sarajevo. What is important is that they stayed. That they stayed. Only in Sarajevo. The smell of Ramadan flatbreads still reaches all Sarajevo neighborhoods.
When a Ramadan gunner, dressed in traditional costume, fires a cannon at the end of the fast, the Sarajevo valley is filled with call to prayer, while lamps are lit on the minarets. And indeed, Ramadan in Sarajevo is special. It has a special charm. Is’n it?
Written by Dalila Šečić
Translated by Alma Gadžo
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