When you say Romania, you start thinking and Transylvanian count Dracula. But what few people know is that Romania is a country with a great tradition of landscape in the art of cooking.
The country was occupied by many conquerors such as Roman, Greece and Turkey. This is why many recipes have ancient roots. Even today the tradition of cooking anyway. Each region in Romania has specific specialities.
So, if you go to the mountain side is not staying in a hotel. We recommend that you take a room in one of the villas in the locals '. The Villa Manager that caters to all kinds of traditional food and You will not regret it. Hospitality is at high prices in their home.
On the menu we have all original favorites: Sarmale. Sarmale is a recipe that takes a lot of time to prepare. For results to be remarkable, the dish to be prepared long before. Residents usually take fresh cabbage and put it into the barrel with water and salt. They added all sorts of aromatic herbs such as basil, for example. The cabbage is left to soak in salted water for about 3-4 months. This operation usually starts in early autumn so cabbage ready to Christmas.
Romania most will say that great Sarmale during the holidays. After cabbage is ready, mix rice and minced meat will be prepared. Then they took a part of the composition of the size of the meat balls and rolled them in leaves of cabbage. From a bowl of meat and cabbage you should get about 20 Sarmale. It is then cooked in the oven for almost an hour. Tomato sauce can make wonders for them while cooking. If you want to try this at home don't forget to spice the meat. They should be served warm with traditional bread. A glass of palinca is also welcomed. Palinca is similar to traditional drink of whiskey. The difference is that it has a sense of palinca plum.
The central part of the country is also famous for its cheese. If you happen to come up with a way to try some cheese. You will find the divine favors.
Other things that are notable because Romania is a soup (ciorba). Their soup is very good especially served with hot peppers soaked in vinegar.
The most traditional foods Romania is Mămăligă (cornmeal mush). They serve hot with cheese, butter and yoghurt. Combine this with sarmale and Tuica (grape brandy) will turn into an unforgettable culinary experience.
If you ever find a culinary arts course in Romania do not miss because it will help you understand many things from a place that is unknown, but glad to here on the planet. You can discover and taste the food of Romania in many restaurants around the world are famous for great food and atmosphere. Don't worry if you can't find a place where you can learn how to cook a style or style that Romania wants more because there are a lot of books that will help you learn how to cook and is also possible to apply your knowledge in your own restaurant after.