I was really against the red meat for a such long period of time, until one night… I was in Split. Split is a beautiful city by the sea coast in Croatia. You can find great food and even better people there. I was having dinner with my boyfriend, the night before New Year’s eve in this great restaurant called “Bokeria Kitchen & Wine” and trying to make that moment even special I decided to order a steak. Why? Because I really like the proverb “When was the last time you did something for the first time” and sometimes it becomes my motto. So I ordered, a beef steak with truffles and baked potatoes. While I was eating it, for the first time I felt that my jaws were clenching without my control and I instantly remembered the quote from the book “My Name Is Red” in which author describes clenched jaws as something instinctive and as our natural behavior which help us to survive. I felt the adrenaline rush and I knew that steak is my soulmate in a world in which food and people are in a relationship. The second time I ate the beef steak was in Sarajevo, at the restaurant “4 Rooms of Mrs. Safija”, I was celebrating mum’s birthday with my family, and for me it was even more satisfying because it was served with fried arugula and cherry sauce. In my personal opinion, that was better combination than the one with truffles because meat was really tender and with strong flavor and cherry-sauce was sour and sweet at the same time, the combination was made in heaven. (Fried and crunchy arugula was the “cherry on the top”). “The third time, and every other after that, I made it by myself, and as time passed I became a “professional amateur” at making it, because I mastered the marinade, the cooking, sauce and side dishes that go perfectly with the steak. The first photo was the one from Split, the second one is from Sarajevo and the last two are my creations. Presentation IS important and you should make an artwork out of every dish, because Earth without art is just “Eh”.