A CULINARY DELIGHT AND A HEALTH AIDER – THE DUAL ROLE OF THE ‘STINKING ROSE’ By Nikolin Svetlana For more than 5,000 years, garlic (Allium sativum) has been present in many cultures around the world. The home of this amazing plant and super-food of centuries, is central Asia in so-called 'Garlic Crescent' which stretches from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to Turkmenistan and Iran where wild garlic have been present from ancient times.
ALTculture 1/2021 - 2020 Christmas Unlike all Others By Nikolin Svetlana This festive Christmas days in the Balkans, southeast Europe, will be so different than in previous years. Corona pandemic has changed our lives and stuck us all at homes and compelled us to take all safety measures and precautions.
ALTculture 01/2020 - People of the Balkans Scaring away the Winter bad Spirits to Herald a Joyful Spring By Nikolin Svetlana In many parts of the world this period of the year is always connected with carnivals with which people wish to mark joyfully, colourfully and loudly that spring is coming. In many places especially rural areas of the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe all these parades, masquerade parties, dances, street theatre performances receive different shape connected with ancient pagan customs.