Mila Nikolova. Founder of Sociaw (agencia de social media marketing).
It is difficult to pick just one as I eat everything and try new places all the time. In Barcelona I would say the one that surprised me most is Somodó in Gràcia. The chef is Japanese and mixes elements from the Japanese cuisine with the Mediterranian one. The decoration is very simple and unless you have a recommendation, you will most probably skip it. One that I miss a lot is my favorite Japanese while I was living in Manila. It´s called Tsumura and it is on the second floor of an office building. Maybe the Philippines are not a very popular destination but if you happen to be in Manila, don´t miss it. You would pay a small percentage of what the same quality would cost in Europe.
Without any doubt, my grandma´s imam bayildi. When I visit my family in Bulgaria, I am always received with this. The original recipe is from Turkey but there is a Bulgarian adaptation. in the Balkans it is actually quite difficult to define where a dish comes from. We mix a lot.
Eggplant. I am addicted!
A well prepared Bloody Mary.
If you invite me to your place what would you cook?
A lot of things! In winter my specialty is French onion soup following the original recipe with caramelizing the onion for about 3 hours and then slow cooking all the ingredientes for 4 hours. It takes a whole day. I usually combine with Greek moussaka. In summer I would prepare something easier and also more refreshing. An organic gazpacho and steamed mussels with green mojo sauce.
Header pic by Cecilia Díaz Betz