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The Rebranding of Bulgarian Cuisine Behind the Iron Curtain

Can sweeping political changes impact what and how we eat? You bet, argues historian and writer Dr. Albena Shkodrova, author of “Communist Gourmet.”

by Galina Ganeva

Dr. Shkodrova’s book gives an in-depth account of how the communist regime determined the Bulgarian people’s everyday food experience. Besides being a writer, she is also the Chair of the Bulgarian Food Studies Society, Around the Table. Dr. Shkodrova sat down with 3Seas Europe to tell us what was lost from the table – and what was later recovered -during Bulgaria’s 45 years behind the Iron Curtain. The entire article.

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