Tag Archives: Bulgarian Cuisine

  • Bulgarian Burek

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by in Breakfast, Christmas, Mains, Pastries, Recipes

    The famouse Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran used to say that the orient begins where the toillets smell and people drink boza. Now hundred years later, we are no longer talking of the orient as such little more does any one mention this wonderous drink that could be sampled only in Bulgaria and Turkey called […]

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  • Garash Cake

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by in Desserts, Recipes

    The Christmas holiday season is behind us. It always feels a bit like climbing a mountain heel. I am enjoying the journey, the beauty of discovering little things at every stop on the way and the thrill and anticipation of seeing the view from the top of the  mountain. We have reached the peak at […]

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  • Meat Roll “Stephanie”

    Posted on February 20, 2015 by in Mains, Recipes

    What a delightful perfection. It is indeed, not very humble of me, but I am really glad how easy and perfect this Meat Roll “Stephanie” has turned out to be. My mother used to make it for us at home when we were kids, and I must admit I have not tasted it ever since. Now, […]

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  • Bulgarian Gjuvetche

    Posted on January 12, 2014 by in Mains, Recipes

    My mother and me are swapping recepies today. She is cooking my Oatmeal cookies and I am making her traditional Bulgarian gjuvetche. Often people ask me what is the most typical Bulgarian dish and I am usually struggling to give an undivided answer. If I say Moussaka, I inevitably get the answer that this is […]

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  • Red Beans

    Posted on June 2, 2013 by in Mains, Recipes

    My grandmother was sitting in the kitchen almost the whole morning. On the wooden fire stove slowly, very, very slowly the beans have been cooking. She did not complain. With a mesmerising patience she was adding the necessary ingredients, each on its own time, the right time. The dish at the end was sublime. Cooked […]

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  • Grandma’s Easter Lamb

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Celebrations, Easter, Mains, Recipes

    Baking an Easter Lamb is a beautiful tradition in Bulgaria… I remember as a child my grandparents and my parents preparing each year this meal, but I have hardly ever realised that it is based on my grandmother’s own recipe or was it passed by from generation to generation I really don’t know. What warms […]

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  • Sweet Easter Bread

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Celebrations, Easter, Pastries, Recipes

    Baking your own sweet Easter bread is not for the faint hearted, but for the ones committed to patience, sensitivity and lightness of touch. Once the dough has been mastered, the rest of the preparation is simply a piece of cake. I could describe in full detail each step of the process, but the easiest […]

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  • Baked Carp & Potato Salad

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Mains, Recipes

    Spring terrace lunch under blue sky, warm sunny weather surrounded by the cheer of family and friends. Could life be more perfect? I grew up in my grandparent’s house sampling dishes like this one. The taste of home, the taste of my childhood. I have watched my grandfather clean and cut the carp fish, freshly […]

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