Kosovo, Bulgaria and wherever my cooking ideas take me
Bio: I guess you are here because we share the same passion—for home-made, delicious and satisfying food. So hi there, thanks for stopping by. My name is Zornitsa Popova-Glodzhani and I am Bulgarian born and raised in Varna at the Black Sea coast (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bulgaria). My name is quite long and family and friends call me Zoki. So call me Zoki 🙂 I am a lawyer by profession but I had worked mostly in the non-for-profit sector. English is not my first language so please don’t mind if you find some language lapses ;-). I am currently based in Kosovo, in the beautiful town of Prizren ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prizren ). I’ve always been a foodie since an early age. I was 12 when I had my first cooking experience making some pretzels under the skilled guidance of my mum. My mum and my grandma, both excellent cooks, planted the seeds of culinary curiosity in me and I am very grateful for that. I started this blog to celebrate my love affair with food, cooking as a creative process, and enjoying meals with family and friends. I absolutely adore trying new recipes, learning about cooking techniques, diving into kitchen adventures and sharing this joy with others. I also love to write stories so this blog is an extension of my creative and culinary passions. Everything in this blog is authentic, the food I make and the story and emotions behind it. I am still learning and evolving as a home cook but one thing is always constant. My blog entries are deeply personal and heartfelt. A word about the photos in this blog, my wonderful 22 years old son is the author of the majority of them. What you see is unedited and not digitally enhanced pictures of real food, which I style but refuse to glamorize and commercialize. I'd like to let the food speak for itself. The photos are meant to be guiding and illustrative of the recipes I present. A little about the food I like. I like simple rustic dishes which are easy and fun to make. My soft spots are the Italian, Balkan and French cuisines. But I am open to discovering lovely new dishes and sharing the experience as I go. I would also like to popularize, via this blog, the Bulgarian and Kosovo cuisines in particular, which are very nutritious and tasty and part of my daily life. So as one of my preferred authors Kurt Vonnegut says -“You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” Let’s talk about food, share and enjoy delicious stories!