European cuisine

Dozens of bakers join forces for giant New Year's cake

The western Athens suburb of Peristeri is hoping to break a record this year, presenting a 5-ton "vassilopita" at its annual New Year's event on Tuesday afternoon on the main square outside City Hall.

The traditional cake will stretch across an area of more than 300 square meters and will contain over 200 tokens corresponding to small gifts in its 35,000 pieces.

Romanian chefs fit Euro-Toques principles regarding the tradition, yet they lack plate presentation

The Romanian traditional cuisine is extremely tasteful and appreciated internationally, but it is necessary for it to be well presented in the plate, the founder of Euro-Toques Romania, Dumitru Burtea, now a honorary president of the association and life member of World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) told AGERPRES.

The Economist Unwinds: Let's talk about keks (Video)

"Keks" may be a parody of pop, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming a hit in poet and copywriter Konstantin Trendafilov's native Bulgaria. Despite a music video that resembles a "Callanetics" exercise routine from the 1980s and features two women dressed in spandex singlets, the song is full of sexual innuendo.

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