The most attractive point on the agenda of the monthly meeting of the ladies from SI Club Ruse was dedicated to the Project “Tastes of Danube – Bread, Wine and Herbs”. Thus, on the eve of Easter, the ladies paid their respect to bread – one of the most revered Christian symbols.
The new project “Tastes of Danube – Bread, Wine and Herbs“of Association DANET “Danube -Networkers” in Ulm, Germany, started in September 2015, as a follow-up project of “The Wanted Danube” – a EU award winning project. The project activities will expand the knowledge of the use and significance of these foods today, as well as their social and cultural history in the countries along the Danube. Quite naturally, as active participants in the previous project, the ladies from the club in Ruse decided to take part in the new one with several initiatives. First, they distributed some sourdough, brought to Bulgaria by the coordinator of the project, Carmen Stadelhofer, to their friends from SI Club Ruse and to their partner club, SI Brashov Romania. An exchange of bread recipes and bread baking of the two Clubs will follow.
The sourdough was multiplied by Yuliana Andonova – she is a sister from SI Ruse and a PR expert. The SI meeting in April had been dedicated to bread. Yuliana Antonova surprised the attendants with some bread from rye flour and sourdough. She shared with the ladies interesting and unknown facts from the history of bread on our land. Maryana Ivancheva has taken care of a delicious Holiday Bread, Vili Hvarchlkova made the simple soda bread and Tsetska Garelova brought green herbs from her garden and home-made bread made from the oldest type of grain, used by the Thracians – limets. Other ladies brought olive oil with herbs and cheese. So we tasted the bread while learning about it.
The first joint event under the project will be at the International Danube Festival in Ulm in July, 2016. SI Club Ruse will be represented by its President, Milena Popova and the founding President, Dimitrina Varbanova. Just like the “Wanted Danube”, the festival will be a great environment for meetings, presentations, discussions and informal talks. “Tastes of Danube” is a project, focused on team work and hands-on learning.