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Were nut-cheeses developed in Greek/Bulgarian/Turkish/Balkan cuisine traditionally?

Regarding Greece, nut cheeses are produced mainly for people who participate in religious fasting, rather than vegans. There are multiple fasting periods on the Greek orthodox calendar, including Lent,...
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Can you identify these chiles on sale in Serbia and Macedonia?

This pepper is called "Vezanka". It is a very old, heirloom variety, a favorite around these parts, great fordrying and making hot paprika. There's a long and short version of it. Buy it and save the ...
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Identify this seafood from the Black Sea known in Romanian as "rapane"?

The following method works better than a dictionary most of the time when you have to identify plants or animals. Open the Wikipedia home page, and search for "rapane" in Romanian. Result #1 is ...
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Were nut-cheeses developed in Greek/Bulgarian/Turkish/Balkan cuisine traditionally?

without demand from modern-day vegan consumers No, they weren't. I grew up in Bulgaria, and these products are entirely new. They appeared basically at the same time as they started becoming common ...
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What is Bosnian black honey?

It could be chestnut honey. I have also tried this black honey from a Bosnian friend here in detroit, Which he received from back home. It was deffinately different from any honey i had before, ...
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Can you identify these chiles on sale in Serbia and Macedonia?

I have grown these and know them as Macedonian Grilling Peppers "Vesena". I got the seeds from working at Roughwood Seed Collection in Pennsylvania, USA, and before that they came from Arche Noah in ...
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Can you identify these chiles on sale in Serbia and Macedonia?

Rezha Macedonian Pepper/Vezeni Piperki. Seeds available at www.rareseeds.com. Here's the company's description: 80 days. The name means “engraved;” another local name, Vezeni Piperki, means “...
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Identify this seafood from the Black Sea known in Romanian as "rapane"?

In Ukraine these are sold preserved in jars with oil and spices, one of their kinds is called "Antalya". If they are popular in Turkey too, or this is just a marketing name - I don't know.
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