Sarajevo has been a crossroad of east and west for centuries. Many cultures interweaved and each one left marks of its period. Habits and tastes have been changed and adjusted through centuries. These changes were also present in Sarajevan kitchen. It shouldn't wonder us if we find in the kitchen Austrian, Hungarian, Turkish, Italian or some other influence. Sarajevo has been founding its specific taste in culinary art for centuries, which cannot be found everywhere. Recipes were mainly passed on beyond of mouth from generation to generation. Many of these are forgotten. Food industry also caught this part of the world, but good domestic kitchen was preserved in majority Sarajevan homes up to now. There are some characteristic meals in Sarajevo, where you can eat bey's soup, „paće“, „sogan dolma“, „sarma“, kebabs, grilled meat patty, sausages, different kind of pies (with meat, cheese and spinach), traditional cakes („baklava“, „ruzice“, „kadaif“, „tufahije“, etc.) and many other meals. All these meals are significant for Sarajevo, for which tourists return again.