This time, the High school Hvar with the product "Flower of Salt" and the elementary school “Petar Hektorović Stari Grad” with the product "Starogrojski paprenjoci" presented themselves.
Through the centuries of living on the islands there has been a culture of collecting flower salt which is used as a spice for food. This was the leading thought for the development of this innovative food product, and the students of Hvar High School decided to improve it, to flavor it, since they did not find salt flavored with wine on the market, so in this case they decided to flavor the salt with “Plavac mali”, which is characteristic sort of wine of the island of Hvar. They also used zest (citrus peel), as citrus is one of the symbols of the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean Diet, and this innovative product is a story about Dalmatia, the Mediterranean and finally Hvar's Mediterranean diet, which is included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
Our little students from elementary school from Stari Grad decided to stay true to the tradition and preparation of their ancient traditional cake and symbol of Stari Grad – “Starogradski paprenjak”. Paprenjaci were prepared according to a traditional recipe from the 16th century, but in a slightly more modern and innovative way, and during this holiday season they shaped them into mood cookies and combined them into pairs, making real holiday innovative cookies.
We want all schools and their students to have MD.net project as a basis for launching new, even better ideas and new products that will win our hearts in the future, as they did this holiday season with all five innovative food products.