Potica: The leavened bread that reinvented Slovenia
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Tominc, A. & Vezovnik, A. (2019) Potica: The leavened bread that reinvented Slovenia. In: Ichijo, A., Johannes, V. & Ranta, R. (eds.) The Emergence of National Food: The Dynamics of Food and Nationalism. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 39-50.
What do you feed him? Potica! When the American president Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania visited the Vatican in May 2017, the Pope asked Trump’s Slovene wife, who had moved to the United States in her twenties to pursue her modeling career, what she feeds her husband. “Potica?,” asked the Pope smilingly, to which Melania, looking rather surprised, quickly replied: “Potica? Yes!” This seemingly innocent joke, through which the Pope signaled his appreciation of this quintessentially Slovene leavened bread, immediately captured the attention of the media and audiences worldwide...