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Bulgarian Meatballs

Name: Vennie Muenzen
Class Year: 2010
Country of Residence: USA

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

Growing up in Bulgaria, I eagerly anticipated summers in the countryside with my grandparents once the school year was over. I loved helping my grandma in the garden and enjoyed learning about the herbs and spices we grew and the bees we kept. My grandpa had eclectic interests and experience. A war veteran who worked as wholesaler of textiles, he also took pride in his beehives, garden, orchard, and vineyard. He was knowledgeable about plants and shared with me his books. Our Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, published in 1949, was one of my favorite books. 

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Shopska Salad (Bulgarian tomato salad)

Name: Krasina Koleva
Class Year: 2009
Country of Residence: Bulgaria

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

This is a traditional Bulgarian salad. It is similar to Greek salad but Bulgarian feta cheese tends to be softer. It is also usually crumbled in the salad.  The name Shopska is the old name of the Sofia region.

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