The hardback edition of this book won the Premio Langhe Ceretto for the best European recipe book in 1997. It is a vessel into which the author, herself Bulgarian, has poured a Lifetime of study, experience and brilliant cookery. More appetizing than a history book, and often more instructive. There are recipes, descriptions, pictures, and lists of names of dishes in all the main languages. At the core is Bulgaria, but the other countries of the peninsula are never ignored.