Serbs looking for ideas are increasingly turning to the Balkan country’s 69-year-old hit chef Granny Jela, who has put her life-long experience to good use and launched an online cooking tutorial.
Her real name is Jelena Petrovic and her YouTube channel and blog dubbed Bakina Kuhinja (Granny’s Kitchen) have had more than 50 million of views and nearly 150,000 subscribers who check in daily for a new recipe of home-made food.
Self-styled and aided by her husband Milan, who is behind the camera and does grocery shopping, Granny Jela has become a local celebrity and an internet sensation, winning an award last year.
“All you need is love, the will and desire to do something,” Petrovic told The Associated Press in an interview. “Anything can be done only if you really want to do it.”