Ajvar? I bought some and it's good-but what's the story behind it?

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  1. oregonyeti

    oregonyeti

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    I bought a jar of "ajvar". The ingredients looked really good and it tastes really good. But I have no idea where the stuff originated--the label says it's made in Bulgaria, yet I'm not sure it's a Bulgarian thing.

    It's made with sweet peppers, eggplant, garlic and hot peppers (though I couldn't taste the hot). I mixed in some parmesan cheese and sambal oelek and it's a perfect dip for crackers. There are more sweet (but flavorful) peppers in it than anything else.

    It is imported by Indo-European company, with an almost-German brand "Zer Gut" (imagine an umlaut on the U).

    Whatever it is, it's good. I'm just curious if it's German, Indian, Bulgarian, or what. I bought it in a store that sells mostly Indian and middle-eastern food.
     
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  2. petemccracken

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    According to "Food Lover's Companion, Third Edition, Sharon Tyler Herbst, ISBN #0-7641-1258-9, page 6,
     
  3. oregonyeti

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    I googled it and didn't find it any reference like that. Thank you, Pete /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
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