Bulgarian food is a culinary delight that reflects the country’s rich history and diverse cultural influences. Traditional Bulgarian food is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that give them an authentic taste. Bulgarian cuisine features a variety of dishes, including hearty stews, grilled meats, and savoury pastries. The use of herbs and spices such as paprika and parsley is common in Bulgarian cooking, adding to the flavour profile of these dishes.
Sharing meals with family and friends is an important part of Bulgarian food culture, making it more than just about the food itself. It’s about coming together to enjoy each other’s company while savouring delicious meals.
The festival will be held for the fourth
consecutive year in the village of Balvan near Veliko Tarnovo. This time,
it will take place on August 31st, Saturday from 9.30 am and will be called
“The Banitsa on weekdays and holidays”. Around 20 people from all
over the country have signed up to participate with the traditional Bulgarian delicacy and in the folklore program.
Healthy breakfasts, spicy bread, cakes and a wide variety of sweet temptations offers “Trokadero” – the newest dining venue in Veliko Tarnovo.
There will be a Banitsa fest in Karantsi, a village in the Veliko Tarnovo district on 11th of August.
The banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian bakery, which consists of rolled up or layered sheets of loose dough with stuffing between them. Various fillings are used – most often cheese or cottage cheese, with or without added eggs. The dish can also be made with vegetables, meat, fruits and so on. It is usually baked in an oven.