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Serbian Dutch Oven (Ispod suc) pronounced Ispod Such. (Read 12817 times)
 
Reply #10 - May 8th, 2013 at 7:32pm

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Came very close to getting one similar to this myself once. 

The guy making them was in Europe and was posting on the forum for a while then seemed to just disappear.  He was planning on coming to Australia and bring his molds with him but lost touch with him years ago after his website went under.

Here is one of his photos.

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If you look at the COCIA Photo Gallery

Click on the gallery - NATURE COOKING DOT COM you can see all of his photos he sent me.  These ones have the ring cast onto the lid rather than the removable ring as in Astro's one.

They look like a great cooking oven for sure.
 

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Reply #11 - May 21st, 2013 at 6:21pm

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My 43cm Sac-Peka arrived yesterday in West Wyalong.
Have to work out how to use it without upsetting the neighbours and Council.
Might try Heat Beads.

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Reply #12 - May 21st, 2013 at 6:33pm

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It is big enough to cook up a feed for all the neighbours. 

Do them all a treat and feed them then you won't get any complaints.  Cheesy
 

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Reply #13 - May 21st, 2013 at 7:41pm

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Balkan cuisine without borders

Louise Schwartzkoff
May 25, 2010  Sydney Morning Herald

IN THE the early days of the Australian soccer league, supporters of Bosnian and Serbian teams clashed at almost every match. Ethnic rivalries flared again at the Australian Open tennis last year, after the game between a Serb, Novak Djokovic, and Bosnian-born Amer Delic.

At the Balkan Eatery in Lilyfield, Joseph Olovcic and Yasmina Kovacevic want customers to enjoy their cabbage rolls, cevapi and bureks in peace. They choose staff from all over the Balkans and make it clear everyone is welcome.

Even the domed Balkan grill, known as ''peka'' to Serbs and ''sac'' to Bosnians, has been diplomatically renamed. ''We call it 'peka-sac','' says Kovacevic, whose family comes from Mostar, in Bosnia. ''People often have a bit of a chuckle when they hear it but I don't want any tension.

''You want to portray an image that you're impartial.

''We want people to see the beautiful side of the Balkan people. They're passionate and they have big appetites.''

The servings at the Balkan Eatery are generous - perfect for winter dining - whether takeaway or eat-in meals. Chef Zahida Keranovic makes bureks and cabbage rolls daily and she does not believe in small portions.


In the kitchen at the back of the store, she rolls paper-thin pastry over a cloth-covered table, then sprinkles it with mince. She folds and slices the pastry over the meat creating three long rolls. Folding them into curls, she places the bureks aside, ready to be baked.

Her cabbage rolls are fat with rice, herbs and mince. They look heavy but are surprisingly easy to eat. Kovacevic says it's because they are oil-free.

At night, Olovcic takes charge of the kitchen, chargrilling meat in the peka-sac. He is careful to cater to Australian appetites and provides vegetarian options - unthinkable in Balkan culture.

''My parents can't believe we get so many people who are vegetarian,'' Kovacevic says.

''They say, 'What's wrong with them? They won't eat meat?' But we are conscious of changing tastes.'' Nevertheless, there is a broad range of hearty, warming food: traditional cevapi sausages with chargrilled vegetables, Balkan goulash, garlic prawns on polenta, lamb shanks and pljeskavica, a meat dish filled with garlic and herbs.

''Not all of it is winter food,'' Kovacevic says.

''But when it's cold, this is the perfect place to come.''



Balkan Eatery, Shop 4-5, Orange Grove Plaza, corner Helena Street and Balmain Road, Lilyfield, 0417 116 006. Mon-Sat, 7am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.
 
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Reply #14 - May 23rd, 2013 at 2:37pm

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Branko is in Sarajevo - Bosnia for five weeks.

I asked him to bring back a copper kettle for me.

See:

http://www.astrocall.com.au/cooking_camp_kettle.htm


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Reply #15 - May 3rd, 2019 at 4:09pm

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If anyone is interested there are a big swag of these selling on eBay

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60cm-Peka-Sac-Camp-Oven-stainless-Steel-pan/25421757...
 

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