The return of scoundrel Published 08/07/2022

The return of scoundrel

While the "fajferica" was not even thought of yet, perhaps at the beginning or middle of the Middle Ages, perhaps from the Ukrainian province of Podolje, after which it got its name, cattle arrived in the Pannonian Plain, which would become the hallmark of its vast steppe vedutes. Since over time it branched into several subspecies specific to certain regions of the great Central European plain, in the territory of Croatia, in addition to the most famous, Hungarian gray, we also find the Slavonian-Srijem scoundrel.

Whether gray or Slavonian-Srijem (whoever notices the difference, house of honor!), Scoundrel has been one of the main export products of Pannonia throughout history. At the same time, resistant and without special requirements regarding the comfort of cultivation, until the beginning of the 20th century scoundrel made up about 90% of the livestock of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. With the development of modern agriculture and intensive cultivation - the sworn enemy of our freedom-minded greyhound - luck turned its back on him during the next ninety years. Because of this, it almost became extinct during this period.

Recently, however, the growing awareness of the importance of autochthonous species and the increasing market value of their ecological breeding are contributing to the revitalization of the breeding of this noble and nutritionally extremely valuable breed. The champion of the commendable scoundrel revival in the Osijek-Baranja County is the restaurant "Citadela" in Vardarac. There you can taste excellent perkelt from podolka grown on the nearby restaurant estate. Served with homemade pasta, fresh cheese and crispy bacon, the Vardarac Perkelt turns into one of the most original gastronomic experiences in Baranja and beyond!