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Forks&Corks: Barley Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce (more or less) dried porcini mushrooms, 1 pound fresh mushrooms, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried, 1 medium onion, 4 garlic cloves (about 2 teaspoon minced), 1 cup medium pearl barley 1/2 cup dr

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 625

Science: China Launches Astronauts into Space

China successfully launched its second manned spacecraft, carrying two Chinese astronauts into orbit.

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 650

Health: Bird Flu Could Kill 150 Million People

A flu pandemic could happen at any time and kill between 5-150 million people, a UN health official warned. David Nabarro, who is charged with co-ordinating responses to bird flu, said a mutation of the virus affecting Asia could trigger new outbreaks.

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Stoitchkov First to Get Sofia Walk of Fame Star

Bulgarian soccer coach Hristo Stoitchkov will be the first to receive a star on Sofia Walk of Fame to honour a successful career spanning for two decades.

Society | October 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541

Leticia Moreno Enchants Sofia Violin Lovers

Leticia Moreno, considered internationally one of the most promising violinists of her generation, cast her spell upon the Bulgarian audience on Tuesday. The young violinist arrived in Sofia on the occasion of the Day of Spain.

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

Bulgaria's Fashion Elite Fall for Roma Sounds

Bulgaria's biggest fashion event this season ended with heavy partying with Roma music star Kondyo. The singer's live performance was a surprise for guests to the Bulgarian Fashion Days Sliven 2005, an extravaganza of the latest collections by the most p

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1308

Bulgaria Awaits Francis Ford Coppola

World-renowned movie director Francis Ford Coppola has sent a letter to Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov to seek his assistance for the shooting of a film in the country's Black Sea town Balchik. The director of such Hollywood classics as The

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

Bulgaria's Private Collections of Antique Art Catalogued

The largest and best preserved collections of antique art have found place on the pages of a unique catalogue presented Tuesday in Sofia.

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Bulgarian Schoolchildren Prized for Essays on Radichkov

Bulgarian schoolchildren were once again challenged in a yearly competition to write essays on one of the literary miscellanies of prominent writer Yordan Radichkov. The author seen as living classic of Bulgarian literature passed away on January 21, 200

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

National Geographic Magazine Steps in Bulgaria in November

Famous magazine National Geographic will publish its first Bulgarian issue November 4. Bulgaria's readers of the magazine will join the adventurers of 27 different countries.

Society | October 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Official Impresses with Rare Map Collections

Bulgaria's deputy defence minister has earned recognition for his captivating hobby - collecting post maps. On the October 9 World Post Day, the post map collections of Spass Panchev were chosen to represent Bulgaria in a series of international expos.

Society | October 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Football Star Patrons Bulgarian Fashion Days

Bulgaria's fashion elite is bracing for the pinnacle of annual fashion events with the major fashion festival to be opened in Sliven, central-east Bulgaria. The hotel run by Bulgaria's football legend Yordan Letchkov in the city will host October 10-11 t

Society | October 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

Music Diva Steps Barefoot on Bulgarian Stage

The "barefoot diva" of folk music Cesaria Evora enthralled Bulgarian fans with her profound soulful songs during a concert, part of Sofia MusicJam festival. Cesaria Evora was born in 1941 in the port town of Mindelo on the Cape Verde island of Sao Vicent

Society | October 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 850

Sofia Fest 2005 Brings Together Tattoo Fans

The Sixth National Tattoo Fest, Sofia 2005, brought hundreds of tattoo-thinking and even tattoo-dressing young people to the opening event on Saturday.

Society | October 8, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2485

Pink Floyd Insight to Cost Bulgarians EUR 40

Nick Mason's book about Pink Floyd will be available in Bulgaria at a price of BGN 80 (approximately EUR 40). The drummer's "Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd" was published in the UK last year.

Society | October 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

Mickey Mouse Celebrates 500 Issues in Bulgaria

Egmont Bulgaria will celebrate more than 14 years and 500 issues of the Bulgarian Mickey Mouse comic strip magazine for children on Saturday.

Society | October 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1083

Max Mara Lands on Sofia Catwalk

The latest autumn/winter collection of Max Mara has landed directly from Milan on the Sofia catwalk.

Society | October 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1534

Forks&Corks: Salmon with Endive, Dill, Cream

Ingredients: 4 (6- to 7-oz) center-cut pieces salmon fillet with skin (1 1/4 inches thick), any pin bones removed

Society | October 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

Health: Every Fifth Bulgarian Psychologically Distressed

Every fifth Bulgarian suffers from various psychological disorders that obstruct the normal family and business relationships, a survey on the nation's psychological health discovered. Bulgaria's National Centre for Psychological Health started the surve

Society | October 7, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

Marillion Legend Enthralls Bulgarian Fans

The vocals of legendary Marillion - Fish - has filled in hearts and mind of Bulgarian fans with the best of the progressive band's hits.

Society | October 6, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3062

Three Clinch Chemistry Nobel Prize

Three scientists have been awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for improving a process used in making plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Society | October 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 752