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Commenting article: Feeding Bulgarians Fresh Bread: the Dutch Baker in Sofia

Starting an entire new project such as the International Surveys at (Sofia News Agency) – or even just a piece of writing – with a story about bread might have biblical connotations. But this is probably for the better.

If one looks around the Bulgarian capital Sofia searching for Dutch sites and traces of the Netherlands, they will find that are not that many of them, really. In fact, there are just a couple but there is at least one that is rather impressive – because of the taste of the Netherlands that it brings to Bulgaria – both figuratively and literally speaking. The most important Dutch landmark of Sofia is the place of “JoVan the Dutch Baker.”

Starting a Dutch Bakery in Bulgaria (?!!)

JKS - 25 Jan 2010 // 13:30:08

I liked this story. Good job SNA.

I liked it so much it actually makes me want to visit Sofia...

That is saying a lot :)

HJ - 25 Jan 2010 // 16:37:22

Agree ... great article ...very interesting background on Bulgarian life from many perspectives.

jingsmaboab - 26 Jan 2010 // 03:36:08

Oh, and the bread and pastries he sells are good. I have been a supporter for some time...

FIGMENT - 26 Jan 2010 // 04:08:58

Yum...Looks delicious.

DrFaust - 27 Jan 2010 // 09:21:25

Nice article, although it would be worth to write also about the serious problems the guy has recently with the local mafia.

By the way, there is also a German bakery in Smolyan. The guy is Bulgarian but learned the profession in Germany. According to my opinion the best bread in Bulgaria.

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