Bulgaria
In the Footsteps of the Ancient Thracians – II.

Po stopách dávnych Trákov II

Thracian tombs It is the year 1878 and around the village of Shipka an important battle in the Russian-Turkish War for the liberation of Bulgaria takes place. The Russian command selected the small hill of Ostrusha as their observation post…. (READ MORE)

Bulgaria
In the Footsteps of the Ancient Thracians III.

Po stopách dávnych Trákov III

Orpheus and Orphism One can still feel the breath of mystical ancient past emanating from the rock shrine Perperikon. Perperikon was a cult place for the followers of the so called Orphism – a religion that originated precisely in Thrace… (READ MORE)

Emperor’s Marble Cake

We know very well, also/especially from films, that the Emperor Franz Joseph I. was very much in love with his wife Sisi. However, there were some other women in his life. One of them was the actress Katharina Schratt (1853-1940),… (READ MORE)

Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor’s Mess)

Roztrhaná palacinka

A shredded pancake traditionally served with Zwetschkenröster (a fruit compote made out of plums) is one of the main pillars of Viennese cuisine. The Emperor Franz Joseph I. liked it very much, that is the reason why it is called… (READ MORE)

Marble Cake

Bábovka

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory which can touch your heart. Hearing the blender rattling in the kitchen I hurried up to help my mother, well, not really, because I just wanted to lick off the spatula covered… (READ MORE)

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