Burek: A Culinary Metaphor
English | Apr. 30, 2015 | ISBN: 963386089X, 9633860903 | 180 Pages | MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 7.49 MB
So simple as burek is a well-liked phrase utilized by many younger individuals in Slovenia. On this e-book Jernej Mleku maintains that the reality is simply the other. The burek is a pie made from pastry dough crammed with numerous fillings that’s well-known within the Balkans, and in addition in Turkey and the Close to East by different names. Whether or not on the plate or as a cultural artifact, it’s in truth, not that straightforward. After a quick stroll by way of its harmless historical past, Mleku focuses on the current state of the burek, after parasitical ideologies had hooked up themselves to it and poisoned its discourses. In Slovenia, the burek has turn out to be a loaded metaphor for the Balkans and immigrants from the republics of the previous Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. With out the burek it might be equally troublesome to think about the jargon of Slovenian youth, the imagined world of Slovenian chauvinism and the rhetorical arsenal of promoting brokers when selling wholesome meals. On this evaluation, Mleku refers back to the burek because the metaburek. All on the similar time it’s greasy, Balkan, Slovene, not-Slovene, Yugoslavian, acquainted, overseas, the best, the worst, disturbingly unhealthy, plebeian, junk meals, and eventually, a cherub (burek spelled backwards is kerub, the Slovene phrase for cherub). And this metaburek, the protagonist of this e-book, isn’t a totally pure, harmless, unconditioned burek. It’s far more.