Making French Macarons

A few months ago me and a friend of mine signed up for a cooking course – How to make French Macarons. One of the reasons I really wanted to go to this class in particular was that the chef that teaches it is one of my absolutely favorite Bulgarian food bloggers and artists. Basically…

André – 5 star experience

Talking about cooking done right, here is a small place in a quiet location right in Bulgaria’s capital where you need to go ASAP. First of all, how did I learn about this restaurant? The Bulgarian version of the reality show for home cooks  becoming professionals- “Master Chef” has been an eye opener for the food…

Djanam Steak House

If you are ever in Sofia and in desperate need of quality steak, I have a suggestion for you: Djanam Steak House. I do not claim to be a steak expert, not in the slightest. But I am one who can appreciate quality food and the magic it creates, no matter the type. I have…

The profiterole – eclair’s tiny brother

My dream, and here I will assume not only mine, is to cook all the classical dishes and desserts I have heard so much about. One of the big ones in my list was eclairs, just because: I love them so much They seem hard enough to make, and they make me want to try…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Nothing says “Summer” quite as good as the freshly made strawberry desserts, drinks and jams. Even though I am all about work lately, I just had to take a day of break and stay in front of the fan in the kitchen, making desserts in order to be creative for a change. Well tough noogies,…

Thassos Island – Greece

I have only been in Greece once, before my recent trip to Thassos and I need to be honest – I did not like it at all. I need to also note that my first visit to Greece was not to the same place. It was to a small tiny village called Fanari really close…

Dulce de Leche Brownie

Now this is where I stumbled оnto problems. And not because the brownie was particularly hard to make. Simply the dulce de leche is a bitch to find here in Bulgaria. So after searching in many shops, and speaking to sales people who looked at me like I am speaking some alien language, I gave…

Coconuties – did I make them or did they make themselves

Since I have an enormous passion for food, I often end up cooking a lot of things at once. And since there is no one to eat them at home, that often stops me from making what I want to make. This is why I love baking for my colleagues, especially since I started working…

Barcelona

Barcelona. A cosy place. A place of astonishing architecture. The place where the sea, meets us – small, little humans. Barcelona – something larger than us, something that will be there for ages to come. Something that brings history, spirit and a little sadness for me personally. I immediately felt home in Barcelona. The lemons, the…

La Boqueria Food Market in Barcelona

This market is located just off the most famous street in Barcelona – La Rambla, and what I liked about it was that it reminded me about my childhood. When I was little we had market like that in my home town, and it would be open every Saturday and Wednesday. It would have booths…

Spiral

Life. A tornado of people. Some good. Some bad. And where is the difference in the end? Was there really a difference or did you make that up in order to feel like everything makes sense, seldom, at least. They come, they go. Sometimes they stay. But just for a while. Do we take something…

Georgetown Cupcake

Georgetown with its rich history and fantastic architecture, along with the Potomac River,  narrow bridges and many many shopping stops make the perfect home for a cupcake shop. I was introduced to this place by my friend Alejandro, who took me there to taste one of their signature cupcakes. Why might you have heard of…