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May 14, 2022

Mariya Jekova shares the benefits of choosing seasonal foods and the ways that she explores nature through her culinary interests.

Video produced and edited by: Nikolay Shopov Mariya is a Bulgarian chef with a professional interest in photography. Although she is from the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Mariya grew up in a village with her grandparents. As an adult, she decided to return to rural life in the village, where she goes fishing and enjoys picking mushrooms. Growing up closely connected to nature, Mariya developed passion for seasonal food and the creative opportunities in terms of possible culinary experiments. Acquired knowledge of mixing different kinds of meat, vegetables, and spices laid the foundation for her to become a winner of the culinary show MasterChef 2021. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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