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Banitsa is a Bulgarian layered pastry, which traditionally is filled with eggs and feta cheese and people usually have it for breakfast. In honor of its iconic Bulgarian gastronomic product, the small village of Branitsa, in northwest of the country, celebrates the “Festival of the Banitsa” every year. There visitors can taste not only the traditional recipe, but also a wide variety of choices, many of them really unusual.

On the southeastern coast of Bulgaria, the town of Pomorie celebrates an annual one month festival with wine as the main focus. The town has a long history in vine-growing and wine-producing and celebrates it with the “Sea of Wine” Festival

The holiday of the Elena pork ham is a yearly tradition and is organized by the local tourism council and the Elena municipality. The main idea is to revive the forgotten tradition of the Elenian fair that was held on Dimitrovden – a big Christian holiday.  

Yogurt Fest Events

The village of Tran celebrates an annual festival in honor of one of the symbols of Bulgarian gastronomy: the yogurt. The yogurt from Tran is popular nationwide and its traditional festival is the place to discover all the secrets about it, taste the best homemade yogurts and enjoy some traditional folklore.

Cucumber Soup Recipes

Tarator (Cucumber Soup) is one of the traditional Bulgarian dishes. It is prepared mainly in summer months given its cooling effect, but many people prepare it all year long. In the various parts of the country you can taste various recipes for ths delicious soup.

Shishche or grilled meat pieces on spits is a delicious and very popular dish all over Bulgaria, usually prepared on barbeques. Shishche is certainly present on the menu of every picnic in the countryside, along with kebapches, meat balls and steaks.

Bean Soup Recipes

Bean Soup is a traditional dish in Bulgarian cuisine which is very delicious and easy to prepare. Although traditionally served on Christmas Eve together with other vegetarian dishes, it is also prepared during the rest of the year. It is very important that the beans are good, not too old, and for them to soak in water for a few hours, after which they must be drained.

While the Danube Wine Route is a must for wine lovers, it is also the ideal trip for those who want to discover places and traditions not yet discovered, across different countries in central Europe. This amazing transnational journey crosses 12 different wine regions and provides a unique experience that mixes wine and food, culture, history, nature and traditions while the Danube River remains a permanent fellow traveller.

The traditional Gornooryahovski Sudzhuk sausage is one of the most popular products in Bulgaria and has a distinctive aroma, a spicy taste and is intended for direct consumption. This Protected Geographical Indication has a guarantee of high quality and is the result of the local population’s traditional skills.