The concept of the Danube-Networkers Ulm – baking typical dishes together, getting into conversation and learning more about the country and people of the hosts country – has proved again its worth. Together with members of the German-Bulgarian cultural association MOST e.V. they organized a Bulgarian evening November 19th 2019 in the family education centre (FBS) Ulm, which was not only fun moreover instructive for all participants.
MOST means bridge, and this was quickly built between the 10 Bulgarian and 14 German and 2 Romanian participants. In four groups the participants made delicious Banitza (puff pastry with spinach), Pitia “Metschka” (bear bread), Tikvenik (pumpkin strudel) and Buhti (doughnuts) and were treated with Kawarma Kebap, a delicious meat stew. During the joint production and shaping of the doughs and the baking process a lot of communication developed and the German and Romanian participants got to know a lot about the culinary everyday life in Bulgaria and exchanged among themselves. While tasting the food and Bulgarian wine, the participants learned all kinds of interesting facts about Bulgaria at first hand, especially about the hometowns of the Bulgarians who attended. There was time to talk and ask questions, which obviously appealed to all participants.
We would like to thank the German-Bulgarian association MOST e.V. very much for the cooperation and the participants for the preparation, implementation and the effort they made to give us this wonderful insight into their country, life and culture.