Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Cuisines


Bulgarian Engineer Launched New Yogurt Brand in Canada

18 March 2014 | With Bulgarian immigrants increasing in number and business adventurousness,
Greek yogurt age in North America may be challenged. Since this February a new brand of Bulgarian... Full Story



Bulgaria
Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story


Turkey
Massimo Bottura Opens a Restauratn in Istanbul, Turkey

6 March 2014 | Besiktas, the lively hub of Istanbul, where luxurious hotels stand amidst churches, mosques, museums and a late Ottoman pavillion, will soon host a new restaurant by Massimo Bottura. Full Story


Turkey
Turkey Wins Expats' Hearts With Excellent Food and Nice Weather

4 March 2014 | Excellent local food and good weather won Turkey the 11th place in the world in expats' hearts - in a ranking, published by HSBC. No other country in South East Europe had made it to this charter. Full Story


Macedonia
Macedonia to Open Ten Representative Wine Shops

28 February 2014 | In its efforts to boost the growing local wine industry, the government of Republic of Macedonia announced an ambitious project - to support the establishment of ten representative wine shops in the major towns across the... Full Story


Greece
Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2014

The most famous Greek culinary event!
With the signature of the famous Greek chef Dina Nikolaou


Mount Athos Area Kouzina is a month long annual food festival which takes place from the 15th of May till the 15th of June, attracting foodies... Full Story


Bulgaria
Belgium's fun, food&fashion week starts in Sofia

8 November 2013 | Several fashion icons, a selection of nation's fabulous treats, a classical concert and short films – the dense program of the coming Belgian week in Sofia equals a weekly trip to Brussels. Full Story


Turkey
Izmir Gourmet: Food is in the Air

Food is literally everywhere in Izmir.

The first stop a traveller would usually make, is Passaport – the vivid promenade along the seaside, which has turned into a landmark with its black and white pavement.
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Turkey
Sherbet or Sorbet? An East-West Beverage Tradition

Sherbet and sorbet are a pronounced example of the contemporary gastronomic approach to the “Eastern-Western” synthesis. Full Story


Serbia
A World of Flavour Comes to Serbia's Capital

18 June 2010 | At Belgrade's first food and drink festival, the weather was hot and some of the food even hotter. Full Story




Curiosity Chest


Bulgaria
Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story



Useful Reads


Greece
In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story




Music


Serbia
Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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