Food

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The magical power and beauty of the Bulgarian saffron

In the last few years, a lot of Bulgarian farmers started to grow the autumn crocus, from which the saffron is extracted. Thus some of them, especially those who live in the Rhodopean mountain, try to replace the traditional growing of tobacco. Others just try to diversify their production and to find new opportunities. But do you know the main benefits of saffron and why it is among the most expensive spices in the world?

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The culinary masterpieces of the Rhodope cuisine

The authentic taste of the local Bulgarian dishes is sought after by tourists and visitors to the Rhodopes mountain. For many people culinary traditions as a reason for their visit. The Rhodopes are a mystical place where, in addition to enjoying unique nature, magical views, listening to myths and legends about human destinies and stories, you can find your secret place of rest and unforgettable vacation.

Нагорещени камъни

Cooking food with hot stones – one of the old Bulgarian traditions

The preparation of food and drink with the help of hot stones is an ancient technology, mastered to perfection in Bulgaria. In the 1940s and 1950s, the shepherds from Targovishte area regularly diversified their lunch from bread, some cheese, and onions, with pumpkin roasted directly on the field.

Маджун от диня

“Madzhun” from watermelon and sugar broom – the honey for the poor of Dobrudzha

Sweet “madzhun”, also called “the honey for the poor”, usually is made from sugar cane and sugar beet, watermelon, grapes, pumpkin, prunes, sugar broom. Actually, it is a concentrated syrup of sweet fruit.

Зелено сирене от Черни Вит

The Green cheese from Cherni Vit – without analog on The Balkans

The only green mold cheese in the Balkans is made in the Bulgarian village of Cherni Vit. It is one of the three kinds of cheese in Europe that develop mold naturally. The tasting of green cheese is the focus of our gastronomic tour “Green cheese, krockmach and apple halva”, which we organize in this part of Bulgaria.

Rakarnik

The wonderful cuisine of the villages in the foothills of the Belasitsa mountain

The cuisine of the Bulgarian villages at the foot of the border mountain Belasitsa is diverse and interesting, but little known to Bulgarians and foreign foodies. That’s why we have included the culinary journey there in our gastro and cultural tour “In the mountain of sweet chestnuts”.

Стария Пловдив

The taste of Plovdiv à la Bulgarian, Armenian, Turkish and Greek style!

The restaurants in the Old Town, the coffee in a cezve, brewed on the sand in the small oriental cafe under the mosque, the restaurant gardens, surrounded by figs and vines, nostalgically attract everyone. This is also part of the philosophy of the multiethnic city – to bring together a Turk, a Greek, an Italian, an Armenian, and a Russian at the Bulgarian table.