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Secrets of old bulgarian kitchen

Bansko, BulgariaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Мария

3 hoursHosted in English and Russian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Bulgarian cuisine
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

We'll meet in our big kitchen,get acquainted,drink a glass of wine and start cooking.Than we'll eat and drink)We'll present to each guest a small book with recipes of bulgarian cuisine.You can feel the real bulgarian style of slow food.Cook with locals,eat with locals,drink with locals.

What's included

  • Food
    Dinner with wine

Meet your host, Мария

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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My husband Ivan and I decided to open the secrets of old bulgarian kitchen.My husband has more than 20 years experience in cooking.We'll be glad to cook with you fresh food and than taste it with the best bulgarian wines.
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From $26
/ person
No dates available

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

Vetted by Airbnb

Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Where you'll be

You can cook and eat in apartment with great mountain view.
Hope that it will be real pleasure for you.
November 2019
My girlfriend and I got to stay at Masha and Ivan's house, who welcomed us with friendship and love. Masha and Ivan have been the owners of a restaurant named Yanitza for many years. Recently, they began to realize that the demanding job of managing a restaurant doesn't leave them time to get to know their customers. This is when they came up with the idea of inviting guests over for a meal in their own private house. We were lucky to be among those guests as we got to see Chef Ivan prepare the food in front of our eyes, learning the cooking secrets and techniques, all while enjoying a glass of wine. When we first arrived at the house we were welcomed so warmly as if we've been close friends for years. The couple truly made us feel at home. We took our shoes off and sat down for dinner. The wine and whiskey began to pour, and the heart began to open. The first course was Shopska salad, followed by grilled pork medallions, and "Gyuvetch" which is a traditional dish made with eggs, cheese and vegetables cooked in a clay pot. For dessert we had a Brûlée flan and Baklava. Our dining experience was amazing not only because of the food we had been served or because of the freshness of every ingredient on our plate, but mostly because of the affection and closeness we felt being with our hosts. We were treated as guests, not as tourists. Having dinner with Masha and Ivan was one of the highlights of our trip to Bansko. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit here. We would probably come back again, but this times as friends.
My girlfriend and I got to stay at Masha and Ivan's house, who welcomed us with friendship and love. Masha and Ivan have been the owners of a restaurant named Yanitza for many year…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.