traditions

traditional dishes

charcoal grilled egg plant salad

charcoal grilled egg plant salad

friends, what ever you do, you MUST try this at least once! for me, this is a Romanian traditional dish even if in the Middle East countries you can find something similar – the taste is not the same and neither is the preparation. but enough about that, here is the trick to make a...
1390 km to Gicutzu

1390 km to Gicutzu

who is Gicutzu? my friend’s grandma has the funny habit of naming animals based on the people’s name she bought them from. Gicu and Gicutzu were 2 pigs she had purchased Aug 2011. and as any decent pig they offered themselves to the yearly tradition know in Romania as Ignat.   pig slaughter is a...
rich stuffed cabbage rolls (aka sarmale)

rich stuffed cabbage rolls (aka sarmale)

there is nothing more satisfying than a good bunch of stuffed cabbage rolls. this is a typical Romanian traditional dish, usually served on special occasions (Christmas, New Year’s or parties) and is commonly known as “sarmale”. one can actually stuff different types of leaves, including wine leaves. the stuffed cabbage rolls concept is rather simple:...