9th of November, 2019, Sofia.
This Saturday the Farmer’s Market “Pendara” at the Zhenski Pazar Market will meet true guardians of the culinary traditions of Sakar. The women from the Harmanli village Dositeevo will be guests at our culinary scene and will prepare the world-famous kartalcheta of Dositeevo – delicious pastries with cheese, baked on a traditional pan. The artists are from the local community center “Arch. Dositei” – 1908, lead by the mayor of the village Mitko Valev and for the first time they will present the secrets of Sakar’s cuisine in the capital.
The village of Dositeevo lies in the foothill of Sacar Mountain, in the valley of the river Maritsa and it is famous as the Capital of the Sesame. Dositeevo locals are reviving the forgotten production of sesame, and for the 4th year there they organize the Festival of Sesame – the district is famous with the longest duration of sunshine, which allows for great harvests of sesame, one of the traditional crops for Sakar Mountain. During the culinary demonstration, we will learn except how to make kartalcheta, how to make the holiday sesame sweet bread, which every child from Dositeevo has got at its gathering to celebrate its first steps.
Don’t miss our Saturday culinary demonstration, which will be held traditionally from 11.00 AM at the Farmer’s Market Pendara at the Zhenski Pazar Market. The Market with Bulgarian farmers and craftsmen is held every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM between the streets Simeon and Kiril i Metodii. The production is exhibited in three product zones – “Fruit and vegetables,” “Dairy and Meat” and “Other Foods and Beverages.” The organizers of the regular Farmer’s Market in the capital – Pendara are the Foundation LocalFood.bg and Pazari Vazrazhdane. Startup Bulgarian farmers and craftsmen are supported, the focus is upon the novel producers and products, culinary demonstrations and stalls based on our national gastronomical heritage.
This Saturday on the market Pendara there will be two new participants – Ot Fermata from the village of Nefela, Vratsa’s region, where they produce cow’s yoghurt and cheese and the natural cosmetics Lidkor.