Burek: A Culinary Metaphor

September 22, 2015

“As simple as burek (baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky phyllo dough), is a popular phrase used by many young people in Slovenia. Jernej Mlekuz, researcher at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, maintains that the truth is just the opposite.  Whether on the plate or as a cultural artifact, it is in fact, not that simple. After a brief stroll through its innocent history, Mlekuz focuses on the present state of the burek, after parasitical ideologies had attached themselves to it and poisoned its discourses.

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