Historian concludes: “While they drink rakia, the Bulgarians are invincible”

An interesting archaeological find in Bulgaria this week gave new life to the discussion when the art of distilling became a thing in Europe. This part of an 11th century distillation vessel is the third piece of hard evidence from Bulgaria that it’s national drink rakia was around a few hundred years before the Western Europeans started distilling, which is believed…

The drunk man’s alphabet

A true drinker is constantly remembered of alcohol. Don’t blame us for that, it’s society’s fault. Reminders of booze are simply everywhere. Don’t believe it? Can you say without blinking that an oak tree doesn’t make you thirsty? No? Oak, cork, wine, let’s drink! Or what about a documentary on animals in African savanna traveling…

A Bulgarian birthday cake

Now this is what we call a proper birthday cake. Our Bulgarian friend Jimi received it for his 31st birthday. The ingredients for this ‘traditional’ Bulgarian birthday cake: 10 bottles of the national drink rakia. Even the clumsiest people in the kitchen will have no problems ‘baking’ such a masterpiece and the birthday boy or…