St. Martin’s Day, also known as the Feast of St. Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, the Feast of St Martin of Tours or Martin le Miséricordieux, is celebrated on November 11 each year. In Slovenia, St. Martin’s Day (Martinovanje) marks the day when the must traditionally turns to wine. The must is usually considered impure and sinful, until it is baptised and turned into wine. The foods traditionally eaten on the day are goose and home-made or store bought mlinci. In Slovenia, we celebrate St. Martin’s day for a whole week in case November 11th falls on a weekday.
I decided to make homemade “mlinci” this year to be able to make them with spelt flour, but the red cabbage is made following a traditional recipe. Instead of the traditional roasted duck or goose, I decided for a little twist and made stuffed turkey breast with dried plums. Recipe for all of the above are super simple so there is no reason not to make this feast this weekend. Or any other day of the year!