When in Krusevo: Slow Food Guide

Krusevo Pie

We’ve talked a lot already about history, culture and architecture in Krusevo, so we think that now is the perfect time to talk about traditional food here. When you travel around Macedonia you should have one thing in mind: everywhere in this country you can find really tasty food. The same is true about Krusevo. Starting with melted cheese in a pot to Krusevska pita (pastry with cheese, spinach or cabbage) and Krusevsko grne ( different kind of cheese mixed with mushrooms, ham and egg, baked in a pot) you can find a wealth of delicious options.

Local Cuisine of Krushevo

Krusev Cuisine

The traditional Krushevo cuisine combines Balkan and Mediterranean characteristics, inherited largely from Turkish tastes that prevailed during long centuries of Ottoman rule. Travelers are delighted by the taste of local tomatoes, carrots, lettuces, parsley, onions, and garlic - not to mention the rich flavor and aroma of fresh fruit, such as watermelons, melons, cherries, apricots, grapes, peaches, and others. Most herbs are collected in the local mountains and in the countryside, and are renowned for their taste, scent and healing properties.

Five Impressions after a Week in Krushevo


In my opinion, it’s rare for something to live up to lofty expectations. It’s so normal for our first encounter with some place or person to fall short of the mental images we’ve conjured. In America especially, it’s commonplace to exaggerate good qualities and minimize bad ones so you can make your point. To a certain degree, it’s acceptable and even encouraged to partake in grandiose, verbose rhetoric. Naturally, everyone recognizes that and thus Americans quickly learn how to manage expectations. I mention all of this because it’s rather pertinent to my first impressions of Krushevo.

Winter Postcard of Krusevo (12.02.2019)

Biljana Puleska

Another week passes and we continue to have snow in Krusevo. Visitors from When In Krusevo & other events, along with various locals, have captured a number of incredible landscapes for this week's "Winter Postcard of Krusevo". 

As always, we'd like to thank our contributors to this weeks postcard. They are as follows: Kire Krsteski, Ljubica Trajkoska, Dayana Chobanova, Sotir Gabeloski, Tome Hristoski, Petar Begalinoski, Biljana Puleska.

If you want to be part of our weekly Winter Postcards, please send in your photos to either of the following two email addresses:

Krusevo Winter Postcard (22.01.2019)

Draga Stavreska

We would like to present the latest winter postcard from Krushevo with photos from fans of the Weekend In Krushevo page. Contributions to this postcards come from Goran Georgievski, Ljubica Trajkoska, Naum Preshoski, Draga Stavreska, Stefo Jankuloski, Tome Hristoski and Sotir Gabeloski. Here you'll find ever-beautiful shots of Krushevo as well as photographs that captured the atmosphere for the great Christian holiday Epiphany which was held on the Krusevo lake. 

Remembering Tose Proeski - His Fans Rendition Of His Timeless Songs

TOse Proeski

The birthday of Tose Proeski's, the legendary Macedonian singer who died in a car accident in October of 2007, was marked by a beautiful ceremony this year. It was filled with some of Tose's greatest hits, interpreted by young singers from Krusevo as well as the friend of Tose & Eurovision contestant, famous Macedonian singer Elena Risteska.

The event took place on the 25th of January at the Memorial House Todor Proeski in Krusevo. Fans of Tose from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, and elsewhere gathered to commemorate his birthday & continue to honor his legacy.