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Bacillus Bulgaricus: The Breeding of National Pride

The Emergence of National Food : The Dynamics of Food and Nationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction How can bacteria become the object of national pride? Plain Bulgarian yoghurt holds the answer. Available folkloric and historical evidence (references to the local Thracians and their yoghurts in Herodotus and Virgil, among...

Bulgaria

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 4 : Europe

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Lying between Romania and Turkey but also sharing borders with Macedonia and Serbia, Bulgaria lies on the western edge of the Black Sea with 220 miles (354 kilometers) of coastline. Bulgaria...

Moldova

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 4 : Europe

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country that lies between the Ukraine and Romania in eastern Europe. The official language is Moldovan, which many linguists say is the same language...

Reflecting Authenticity: “Grandmother’s Yogurt” between Bulgaria and Japan

Food Between the Country and the City : Ethnographies of a Changing Global Foodscape

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...“For us, the Bulgarians, yogurt is as important as bread. There is no other product so closely connected with our daily diets, from the cradle to the deathbed.” This is how, in November 2007, the president of ELBY, the only state-owned...

Cultural Patrimony and the Bureaucratization of Wine

Wine and Culture : Vineyard To Glass

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction On a cloudy and chilly autumn day in 2008, I was walking downhill toward the town’s center in the provincial town of Belogradchik in northwestern Bulgaria. It was around 9:30 on a Saturday morning. Unlike the weekdays,...