Croatian experience wouldn’t be complete without trying traditional and local Croatian cuisine. Croatia is known for variety of traditional meals making it heterogeneous as each region has its own distinct way of preparing different meals. The differences are most notable between northern mainland and southern coastal regions. The Regions Mainland is represented by heavy and very meaty meals characterized by the earlier Slavic cuisine with Turkish and Hungarian influences. It is common to use lard for preparing almost any meal, even pastries and sweets. In addition to a lot of salt, often used spices include onion, garlic, paprika and black paper. Coastal, more southern cuisine on the other hand, could be best described as light and quite healthy, very typical Mediterranean cuisine; in particular Italian (and especially Venetian). Its roots date back to ancient times, but here, Greek and Roman cuisine had the biggest influence on the Southern Croatian way