Romanian country bread pie


    Bread is a sanctuary for Romanians. Like in many Mediterranean countries, bread is a must and served with nearly all dishes, especially in the countryside. Unfortunately, the quality of the majority of today’s bread cannot be compared to former times. The cheap 1 Lei bread you find in nearly all magazines is made of low quality flour and […]

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Spicy “Babic” chicken with wild garlic risotto


Babic is a traditional spicy salami from Buzau county. The name Babic has Serbian roots and the original recipe for this homemade sausages comes probably from Serbia. The legend says that Napoleon, retreating from a disastrous battle in Russia, stopped one night in Buzau, hosted by the nobleman Vernescu (today Memorial House Vernescu in the village of Parscov). Napoleon was […]

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Peach-yoghurt cake


Yoghurt always reminds me of my childhood in Romania. Most of the milk products sold in stores today do not taste like they used to. Go to the farmer markets in Bucharest and search the small farmers, not the professional ones. They still bring their own milk and milk products besides the vegetables and fruits. The Romanian countryside yoghurt must […]

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