Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Easy Party Potatoes (with fresh Dill)

On May 30th, the first ever RomaniaFEST (an event I made up) was a stunning success, mainly because it revolved around massive quantities of Romanian food. We had Mamaliga, Mici, Cozonac, Bere, Vin, Sarmalute, Placinta cu Dovlac, and more…   … Continue reading

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La lala la Lunch goes on…

When someone asks you over for lunch, there’s always the potential that “lunch” will last the better part of the day. I’m totally OK with that, especially if forming falafel is playing with food. Unsteady hands turn spoons into catapults. … Continue reading

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Salatǎ de Varzǎ (Cabbage Salad)

I’ve been craving cabbage salad ever since we ate it at a celebratory dinner during Fulbright orientation three weeks ago. I continue to be so grateful for the welcome we received. With their kindness in mind, I want to pass on … Continue reading

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Tomato Glory: “Costița?”

It’s tomato season here.  I’ve probably eaten at least 5 tomatoes every day: tomatoes with cheese, tomatoes with pepper-infused olive oil, tomatoes in crepes, I just stopped typing this sentence to go eat a tomato. I’m so not over tomatoes … Continue reading

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Mama mia! Mǎmǎliga!

Yesterday, we made Mǎmǎliga (the Romanian version of polenta) cu mushroom sauce. After a day of exploring Bucharest’s park system with four chainsmoking, seatbelt eschewing, yet good natured 19-year-olds, I came home starving. The Duțas sprang into action.  As Niki observed, “The best … Continue reading

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Third Impression in Bucharest

This post is a bit obligatory, a first-impressions blurb that I promised my mom I’d write. My mother Martha is wise though, you never get a first impression twice, and by the time you’ve been living abroad for a month, it’s … Continue reading

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Delicious Veggie Sarmale (Cabbage Rolls)

As I write, the second Romanian recipe attempt for this blog is in the oven. The first attempt was a slightly hilarious disaster, so I’ll post about that later…but I wanted the first foodie post to be a good one. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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