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A journey around Christmas and two New Year’s Eves in 15 days

A journey around Christmas and two New Year’s Eves in 15 days

Macedonia is “the land of the holidays”. Citizens of this small Balkan country love to celebrate with friends and family in a lively atmosphere round full tables. With about twenty public and religious holidays it... Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas
Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

To some it is the need to escape for a while from the gloominess of winter and the increasing difficulties of everyday life. Others see it as a spiritual uplifting occasion and a return to... Peek over our wintertime festivities
We all have a delicious cuisine but who eats the most?

We all have a delicious cuisine but who eats the most?

  Sometimes we argue whose dish musaka, sarma or baklava is, or whether it’s called doner or giro. In the end we come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter who invented them, what matters...
Great Beer masters revealed a unique exhibition of famous paintings

Great Beer masters revealed a unique exhibition of famous paintings

Art and Beer – A unique exhibition of Pivara Skopje The art of making beer is one of the most ancient endeavors of man. Any beer is made up of four ingredients: water, barley, hops... A unique exhibition of Pivara Skopje
“Top Chef” Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia: Open your mind, there are ways to explore food!

“Top Chef” Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia: Open your mind, there are ways to explore food!

The U.S. Embassy hosted Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia earlier this month. His visit was part of the U.S. Department of State’s Culinary Diplomacy Program. During his visit he made stops... when I cook, I want to create a memory
SWEET AND BALKAN

SWEET AND BALKAN

A very basic sweet treat in the Balkans is common; mostly fruit (and vegetable or flower) can be turned into preserves when boiled in thick sugar syrup. It’s the same principle as jam but in... a recipe from Chios for sour- cherry
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The Balkans are a fascinating gastronomic region – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall

“Eating only wholegrain cereal, some green leaves, drinking Evian water and running for 50 km a day. To hell with that! That’s not life” – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall, a Croatian journalist, commentator, one of... Let people travel, not groceries
Food for the whole village – KESKEK

Food for the whole village – KESKEK

This tradition is on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of Turkey. Several women from a small village in southeastern Turkey are singing songs around a huge stone mortar filled with grain. They are... When are we going to try your keskek?
Andrea Illy: "The massive consolidation in the global coffee segment doesn't worry us a bean"

Mr Illy talks espresso and illycaffè

Andrea Illy: “The massive consolidation in the global coffee segment doesn’t worry us a bean” Elegant and sophisticated, without palpable vanity; scrupulously polite, yet not stiff and formal; eloquent, but not glib – Andrea Illy has... "We don't need a Clooney!"
HRISTOPSOMO – Greek Christmas Bread

HRISTOPSOMO – Greek Christmas Bread

This round bread is indispensable at Christmas lunch, the most important meal of Christmas Day in Greece.Often you’ll find it topped by a B-shaped sign, which symbolizes the plough and whole walnuts always complete the... Ingredients and preparation