Why, you might ask. After all, there are plenty of countries in the world boasting a varied and delicious cuisine, along with longstanding culinary traditions. The methods used in Bulgarian cooking are not all that different from those used worldwide. Be that as it may - you still should try Bulgarian cuisine, for there are characteristic features which lend a specific taste and flavor to the dishes, namely those features which have helped to make it popular far beyond the country's borders.

  • Banitsa with spinach
    Ingredients: 1kg flour, 1 kg spinach, 300gr white brined cheese, 1 1/2 cup of yogurt, 200gr butter, one spoon sunflower oil, one spoonful vinegar, pinch of salt.

  • Kavarma
    Ingredients: 800gr pork, 500gr veal liver, 5 peppers, 4-5 onions, 1-2 tomatoes, a cupful of mushrooms, 1/3 cup of white wine, savory, paprika, pepper, parsley, half a cup of lard or sunflower oil, salt.

  • Kebabcheta
    Ingredients: 1kg minced meat (60% pork and 40% veal), 2 onions, half a teaspoon cummin and pepper, salt.

  • Monastery Style Bean Soup
    Ingredients: 200g white beans, 2-3 carrots, 1/2 a celery, one onion, 1-2 tomatoes, 1-2 peppers, 1-2 chillies (by choice), parsley, mint, sunflower oil, salt.

  • Shoppe Style Cheese
    Ingredients: 500gr brined sheep's cheese, 40gr butter, 1-2 tomatoes, 1-2 peppers, black pepper, paprika, 5 eggs.

  • Shopska Salad
    Ingredients: 3-4 tomatoes, one cucumber, 4-5 peppers, one onion, 150gr brined sheep's cheese, parsley, vinegar, sunflower oil and salt.

  • Stuffed Peppers With Egg and Cheese
    Ingredients: 1kg red peppers, 6 eggs, 250gr brined sheep's cheese, parsley, sunflower oil, salt.

  • Tarator
    Ingredients: 2-3 cucumbers, 500gr yogurt, 1/2 cup of walnuts, 3-4 cloves garlic, dill, sunflower oil and salt.