Bosnian Pita Demonstration to be held 11/16

The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology invite you to join us for a:

Bosnian Pita Demonstration
with Fatima Delic and Nejra Delic

Thursday, November 16th
Confucius Institute Kitchen

Organized by the students of FLK 585 Foodways

Join us as mother-daughter pair Fatima and Nejra Delic prepare pita and discuss the importance of this foodway tradition to Bosnian culture.
fa035-23348018_190191038212003_2336073462944104448_nYesterday, Fatima and Nejra stopped by to do a trial run for their upcoming Bosnian Pita Demonstration (and we can vouch that it passed the taste test!)
This event is being organized and presented by the WKU Folk Studies FLK 585 Foodways class as part of the programming for our exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. This event is also part of our campus-wide International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. No reservations needed. For more info, you can visit our Facebook event page.

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On Our Plates: Behar Cafe


Today was a fun fieldwork day. We popped over to Behar Café to sample their cevapi, burek, & coffee, and to check out some of the food items they carry. Behar is a Bosnian restaurant and grocery in Bowling Green, KY that specializes in cooking and selling items important to Bosnian foodways traditions, such as sausage and pita.

Update on the Bosnian Project


Nermin Peimanovic showing off his son’s Bosnian fez along with socks that were knitted for him by his Grandmother. We’re happy to say these items will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This exhibit will open this fall at the Kentucky Museum and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

From the Archives: Kupus


From the archives: Senida Husic and her family cooking up a pot of kupus in their Bowling Green, KY home. Husic described: “The part of [Bosnia] where my family is from, the stew is called ‘kupus’ which is essentially just ‘cabbage’. There are different variations of how it’s made, family to family, but mostly it’s referred to as kupus.”

KFP presents Bosnia Project in Miami, FL


We were in Miami, FL last week for the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society where we led a discussion about our ongoing project with the Bosnian community in Bowling Green. KFP staff Brent Björkman and Virginia Siegel along with WKU Folk Studies faculty Ann Ferrell and Kate Horigan represented the team in Miami. Here, Ferrell, Horigan, and Siegel discuss fieldwork plans in one of the initial project meetings. #kyfolklife #kentucky #bowlinggreen #bosnia #afsam16 from Instagram: