Sitno seckano regularly publishes bilingual recipes in Macedonian and English, tested by the three authors through cooking, photographing and eating, providing layers of insight. Case in point – Spring Carrot Cake:
Since its inception in March 2009, the influence of this blog has been steadily growing, through the quality of their original content, supplemented with marketing efforts such as the first-ever giveaway in the Macedonian blogosphere. Its recipes have been featured (with attribution) on other blogs, such as Balkan Cuisine.
Another gastronomical blog is Prikazni od edna mala kujna (Stories from one small kitchen), which features a characteristic style of recipe presentation: photos of hand-written notebook pages with additional explanations in posts. For instance: Sailors’ Salad [MKD]:
From time to time, ‘general’ bloggers also write about their culinary experiences. For instance, Bochvarov once described his “meat bricks” [MKD], made of 30 kg of minced pork, 5 kg of garlic and 2 liters of wine…
Sometimes websites specialized in other areas publish related articles. Veb-sajt na denot (Website of the day) has a section with reviews of culinary websites [MKD], and the Macedonian Cancer Portal often tackles food and ingredients in their section on healthy diet [MKD]. Tikvesh Winery, allegedly the first Macedonian company blog, also occasionally features articles on combining wine and food.
However, the overall number of online sources on cooking in Macedonian language remains low, and the influence of the local blogosphere is in its early stages. Possibly because of that, when Hrana i vino (Food and Wine) – the biggest local gastronomy brand which has a TV show and a magazine – published an issue with “recipes from the internet,” all of its sources were Serbian blogs, such as Palachinka (Pancake) and Moje grne (My pot).