Kitchen Stories from The Balkan

PhotographerEugenia Maximova
Entry Description

The kitchen room is not only the soul and spirit of the Balkan home it is also the exact mirror image of the modern Balkan society. The kitchen impeccably depicts the crossroad position of the, so-called, Balkan countries and conveys the highly perceptible sense of lost identity in the region – an inevitable legacy of the 500 years of Ottoman yoke and another almost 50 years of isolation and captivity behind the iron curtain. There is neither time nor money for “creative” decoration in most of the Balkan homes. In many of those domiciles time seems to stay still.