Preparation of village beans in a clay pot


Traditionally, this bean soup is made in a terracotta pot or maybe a copper pan. This was a staple food in Pirin village. People would eat this especially during the winter. For me, it is an enduring memory of my grandmother preparing the soup in a copper pot on the stove. Bean soup is a very important food for people during an Easter fast. It is also a significant dish for a wedding ritual on the Friday evening, when the women also prepare a decorated flag for the wedding ceremony. Welcome to try this dish!