From yogurt soup to flower jam, cornbread covered with melted butter, and crispy feta pastry – Bulgaria is a paradise for the traveling foodie. Check out these local favorite dishes from around the country.
No dish represents the warmth and hospitality of we Bulgarians, quite like this buttery, crispy pastry. According to grandmothers around the country, if a girl can’t make banitsa properly, she’ll never make it in life, so I had to take some classes early on. The perfect banitsa has to have a soft and tender inner part with feta cheese melted ever so slightly.
While banitsa is popular nation-wide, the Northwestern Bulgaria region around Vratsa and Vidim is said to be its cradle. There are two types – the round one, where the pieces are woven together and a flat, humble one which aims not to impress with looks but with taste.