What can connect the famous nafpavok sausage, the unique colorful Banitsa socks, and embroidered aprons, the Bansko “kapama”, the Persian carpets for the Palace of Versailles, the sheep and goat cheese, the horseback riding in the mountains, the church in Dobarsko and the falling of couscous? All these local dishes, old crafts, and traditions are included in the program of our new gastronomic and cultural tour “A tour across Pirin and Rila – local crafts, tastes and new energy”, which will transport us like a magic carpet in the secrets of history and local tastes.
Deshka Kroteva – a guardian of the traditions from Gorno Draglishte, who managed to turn her native village in the Razlog region into a small capital of rural tourism, will treat us to delicious local dishes. On October 2, at her house in Gorno Draglishte, she and her neighbors, better known as the “Naughty Grandmothers”, will greet us with folk music and songs, dress us in traditional local costumes, water us and feed us, and tell us funny stories.
Deshka Kroteva is among the seven hosts – producers of farm food, owners of horses, goats, sheep, knitters of embroidered socks and aprons, healers with riding and masters of traditional dishes from the Pirin and Rila mountains, who will cook, give us experience and they will inspire us with their stories and food. And this time the experiences will be in many beautiful places – Bansko, Kostandovo, the villages of Dobarsko, Gorno Draglishte, Bachevo, Breznitsa, and Banichan, and the hosts will tell their stories and show the romantic and harsh side of their mountain region.