This was my second DiVino Taste experience, my first being last year in 2012 and 2013 did not disappoint. Packed to the gills, over 4000 people gathered in NDK Hall 6 to experience over 50 of Bulgaria's best wineries. The two day forum included a tasting exhibition, as well as master classes and lectures. I was fortunate enough to learn about Different Faces of Eastern Europe lead by international Master of Wine Caroline Gilby. Other notable master, tasters and experts of wine from Bulgaria and abroad rounded out the classes with topics such as combining food and wine, retrospectives of wine from Bulgaria, 2007 vintage, an in-depth look at Mavrud, plus lectures from the Bulgarian Wine Acadamy to help novices hone their skill.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
During the Inter Food and Drink expo at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia, Slow Food Bulgaria organized an international event inviting our friend from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey to share ideas about small-scale farming, food production and the tools for sustainability in rural areas in South-Eastern Europe. While the subject of the event was not light by any means… with good food and company, we managed to find ways to enjoy ourselves while engaging in important work.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Soul Kitchen is the newest addition to one of my new favorite areas in Sofia, Old Lozenetz. While, this location is new, Soul Kitchen is not. I first visited the restaurant in March 2012, when it was part of the Red Café at the Red House Center for Culture and Debate. The evolution of Soul Kitchen was still in process, which is why I didn't initially review the place as it was not quite up to par, but this new reincarnation left me pleasantly surprise, as they are exclusively vegan.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Figs are something relatively new in my life. I had my first one a few years back from a tree that my mother in law had planted in our yard. It is situated in the corner of our yard nestled between two walls, suffice to say, it isn't thriving. These figs are however, not from our tree but the farmers market in Kyustendil. I bought a few to eat while shopping, but then decided to buy a whole kilo (2.2lbs) after tasting one.
When making any pie, quiche or other similar dish, I have a go to recipe for my short crust pastry or pâte brisée, which has been part of my repertoire for close to 10 years. I will try to give you the most acurate description of the process, which is the hallmark of this dough.
Friday, August 16, 2013
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