After the launch of the " Living culinary tradition" program in Pomorie, the Balkan city of Sopot is the next host of the national youth initiative. The students from the Vocational High School for Tourism "Gen. Vladimir Zaimov" will demonstrate to the guests of the event how to prepare traditional dishes from the region, having previously selected 10 of the most interesting recipes. The start of the culinary fiesta is on Friday, February 10, 2012, in the school restaurant with the "delicious" name "Bon Appeti", and the jury includes chef Peño Ivanov, organizer of the National Culinary Festival "Colorful Table".
The menu of the delicious demonstration includes "Cheese in casserole" from Klisura, which will be prepared by Maria Peycheva, "Christmas platter" (Karavelovo) - Miglena Andreeva, "Pepper porridge (sivria) from pickle" (Iganovo) - Martina Bozukova, "Sauvan meatball" - Kostadin Tsankov, "Bidi po svezhenski" - Deyana Dimitrova and Marina Marinova, "Steamed grill in Sopot style" - Alexandrina Dimitrova, "Eggs with potatoes" - Desislava Vasileva, "Steamed shepherd's mushrooms" - Diana Mazakova, "Black earth appetizer" - Diana Mazakova and "Stew with stewed prunes" - Alexandrina Dimitrova.
The young talents in the kitchen are from the 11th and 12th grades of the high school, and their class teachers Maria Bakalova, Galina Kanazireva and Maria Stoyanova will be present at the event.
Guests of the holiday are expected to be the mayor of the municipality of Sopot, Mr. Veselin Lichev, representatives of the local tourist and restaurant business, municipal structures and community leaders.
The holiday program also includes a performance by kukeri - students from the 9th and 10th grades, folk dance formation "Kopsis" at Professional High School "Gen. Vladimir Zaimov" with director Hristina Damyanova and ritual "Triphon Zarezan" - production of "Zaimovets" School Theater with director Lidiya Gardeva.
The demonstrations, in which young people will show how to prepare Bulgarian recipes unique to the region, are part of the "Youth in Action" program of the European Commission and "Association for the Development of Arts and Crafts - 7" - A. R. I. Z.-7 – a project that is already running for the second year.
There are a total of 6 cities chosen to present the variety of traditional Bulgarian recipes, and after Sopot it is the turn of Vidin, Vratsa, Sliven and Gotse Delchev. The total number of recipes collected is 300, of which 50 were selected from each region, and then 10 each.
The creativity and professionalism of the youth will be appreciated by all the officially invited guests at this delicious feast. For the preparation of the unique regional dishes, the young people will receive the support of many of their classmates.
The aim of the project is to encourage young people to explore and get to know the Bulgarian culinary heritage and to develop their sense, talent and imagination in order to be more successful in their future professional development.