Taste of Romania: Its Cookery and Glimpses of Its History, Folklore, Art, Literature, and Poetry
A taste of both Old World and modern Romanian culture in this cookbook that combines over 140 traditional recipes with examples of Romania's folklore, humour, art, poetry and proverbs.
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Hippocrene Books
(first published April 30th 1997)
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This book was not your standard cookbook - it had chapters on the folklore, history, and culture of Romania sprinkled amongst the recipes. A lot of the recipes sound feasible with accessible ingredients. There are some seasonings that I think will be a bit of a challenge, but at least substitutes were listed. I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between Moldovan and Transylvanian cooking styles, but in general, much of the food appeared to be a mix of Middle Eastern and Eastern European...more