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Mrs.Atanaska Rangelova’s Cooking School アタナスカさんの料理教室   


On August 8, a class of Greek cooking, “Musaka”, was held in Aomori city by Mrs.Atanaska from Bulgaria. The origin of Musaka is a dish that eats cold in the sense of “cold things” in Arabic.


About twenty people gathered at this meeting organized by the International Cultural Exchange Club. In the beginning, Mrs. Kamiyama of the International Cultural Exchange Club interpreted and Mrs. Atanaska talked about the national character of Bulgaria in her home country, the big family life and so on.


The participants were seeing in a way how to make while Mrs. Atanaska was cooking. Musaka’s ingredients include eggplants, potatoes, meat, onions, garlic, tomatoes, cheese and spices.


Cut eggplant and potatoes thinly and stir fry them. Next, make a meat sauce, then make a béchamel sauce to pour to the top of the dish later.


Place meat sauce, eggplant and potato alternately on heat-resistant containers, and finally apply béchamel sauce from above. And to the oven.


While waiting for baking, Mrs.Atanaska introduced Greek olive oil, rose water (Bulgaria is famous for producing scenty roses) and herbs received from Bulgaria, participants enjoyed the smell or tasted some.

そのあと、今日の料理教室に参加していたベトナムからの留学生ナム君(Nguyn Quang Namが、「ベトナムコーヒー」を使って「エッグコーヒー」を紹介してくれました。



Afterward, Mr. Nguyễn Quang Nam, an international student from Vietnam, who participated in today’s classroom introduced “Egg Coffee” using “Vietnamese coffee”.

(Note: Egg coffee puts a lot of sugar in egg yolk, puts it in a mixer, make it into a whipped shape, and gently pours it into coffee)

The taste is like a coffee pudding.


Mrs.Atanaska cuts the finished Musaka. It is said that it is good if a cross section is a Mille-feuille shape. It is heard that yoghurt would be added in Bulgaria.


After the class,Mrs. Atanaska told, “it was hard to get milk, cheese and olive oil that were made in Bulgaria. I want to try to make cheese and yoghurt in Japan.” Although, Musaka is originally chilled and eaten, I got warm one for the convenience of time. But it was delicious enough.
We all listened Atanaska ‘s story.

It was a pleasant day in a way to know some points in both similarity and difference.

Bulgarian sweets that seems to be a rice cake will be instructed in the next class.



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