Bulgarian Cooking Trivia of the Day: What Am I?

The photo above is of a hand-crafted condiment holders or condiment cellar. One cellar would have table salt (typically not free running), one would have paprika and the final would have a spice called ‘Merudia’. This is a blend of dried spices and herbs that varies from town to town. Typically it is made from a combination that can include cumin, savory, fenugreek, thyme, paprika, oregano, marjoram, red pepper and a bit of salt. Sometimes the center will be hollow and have a place to put toothpicks.