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Forks&Corks: Bulgarian White Beans

The cooking of beans has turned into a ritual during the centuries. The spices that determine the flavor and taste of this dish are the mint, savory and chilly peppers.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1103

Parthenon Undressed from Sculptures

Seven sculptures will be removed from Athens' remarkable Parthenon to protect them from the ravages of pollution. The sculptures will be replaced by facsimiles, a Greek restoration expert said on Thursday.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Dog Owners in Bulgaria's Varna to Pay Tax

Dog owners in Bulgaria's seaside Varna will have to pay an annual tax of BGN 20. The residents of the suburban neighbourhoods will pay BGN 10 per dog.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Bulgarian Children Welcomed Santa Claus

Sofia Airport authorities announced Santa Claus landed Thursday at noon on Bulgarian soil. He came from Lapland with a charter flight of the Diamond Dynamics Airlines.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

Kalina to Deliver First Child in Bulgaria

Kalina, daughter of Bulgaria's former prime minister and king Simeon Saxe-Coburg, has decided to deliver her first child in the Balkan country.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2020

Santa Claus Lands on Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport authorities announced preparations to meet Santa Claus this year on Bulgarian soil. The solemn welcoming event will be held Thursday at 10 a.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

St. Ignatius Day Opens Christmas Festivities in Bulgaria

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria mark Wednesday Ignazhden, the day of St. Ignatius, which inaugurates all the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Society | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2725

First Snow Surprises Sofia, Pleases Skiers

The first snowflakes for this winter season have started falling over Sofia and other parts in Bulgaria, surprising some and delighting others.

Society | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1247

Sofia Skating Fans Enjoy Yet Another Ice Rink

Fans of skating were pleased to see the opening of a third ice rink in the capital city, just in front of Melpomena's hearth. The new entertainment facility spreads in front of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", under a lavishly decorated Christmas tree.

Society | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 868

Bulgarian Musicians Sing for Medics' Freedom

Stars of Bulgaria pop and rock music gathered Monday evening to stage a big concert in support of five Bulgarian medics on trial in Libya. The major music event took place in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia under the heading "Freedom for

Society | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Retro Tram Spotted in Sofia's Streets

A retro tram was spotted in Sofia's streets on Sunday.

Society | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

Prince William's Girlfriend Turns down Queen's Christmas Invitation

Kate Middleton, Prince William's girlfriend has turned down the Queen's invitation to spend Christmas with the Royal Family.

Society | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 15007

Fantasy Anti-AIDS Carnival Held in Bulgaria

A fantasy Anti-AIDS carnival took place Saturday in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 663

Circumcision "Reduces" HIV Risk

Circumcision at male individuals can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50%, according to results from two African trials. The findings are so striking that the US National Institutes of Health decided it would be unethical to continue

Society | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3381

Cranberry-Lime Tart

Ingredients: Lime curd: 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, 3/4 cup sugar, 6 large egg yolks, 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces, 2 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel

Society | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 765

Bulgaria's Wine Party Marks Anniversary

Bulgaria's Wine Party, which is seated in the southwestern town of Simitli, marks Friday its 10th anniversary. The party's 10th congress is held to celebrate the occasion.

Society | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Violent Solar Storm Headed Towards Earth

A violent explosion in the Sun's atmosphere is bombarding the Earth at over 1 M km/h, which will cause a brilliant light show while threatening to damage power grids and communications systems.

Society | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4380

Bulgaria's Visages Birthdays with Pageant Show

Visages fashion agency of Bulgaria and its supermodel chief Evgenia Kalkandzhieva celebrated 12th anniversary on the wings of another contest. A birthday cake pinnacled the festive mood after winners in Visages Models 2006 competition were announced.

Society | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1300

Bulgaria's National Opera Shines Brighter than Ever

Bulgaria's National Opera will shine brighter than ever after artistic lights were installed on her fa?§ade, one of the most beautiful in Sofia. Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and the head of the National Opera and Ballet Borislav Ivanov turned on the lights

Society | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1001

Sofia Seminary Receives St Modest's Relics

The Sofia Seminary received Thursday the relics of Saint Modest, which will be left there lying in state. The relics were taken from the National Historical Museum and transferred to the Sofia Seminary's temple St Ivan Rilsky in the with a special church

Society | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1815

Free Mobile Medical Check-ups for Roma Launched in Bulgaria

Five mobile medical cabinets with all the necessary equipment and two fluorographs will travel around Bulgaria to check up Roma minority.

Society | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 849