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Finger licking in Romania: Ep.8 That late breakfast place

During weekends I eat breakfast late. If I eat it at all. For sure during week days I skip over “the most important meal of the day“. For me it is as important as the mood of the moment is. On the other hand, eating breakfast in restaurant (be it of the hotel I’m staying …

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Finger licking in Romania: Ep.7 The trusty Lebanese place

In this part of the world, if you are living in a major city and consider yourself a citizen, you most probably already have that Lebanese restaurant as a backup plan when the main restaurant you are heading to doesn’t have free seats that one night you forgot to book. It’s our way of “being …

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’tis the season to measure the harvest

Sunday morning.  I hear those tiny footsteps coming down from the bedroom area, tumbling everything in their way, while the heel is pressing down hard with each step as in a punishment she is looking to give to the ground. With one hand beneath the pillow, looking for the cool spot underneath, I’m trying hard …

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Construction site style sheep pastrami

… around this time of year, sheep should be frightened!  The imminent, mass consumption of the new production of wine, drives almost the whole of Romania to a lust for meat. In centuries over centuries of nomadic life on the pastures, the average Romanian shepherd discovered that the salty, sheep meat he has been keeping outside …

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Finger licking in Romania: Ep.6 The fish did not die in vain

There’s a lot of debate about whether we, Romanians, have some real, unique, traditional food or rather we have taken some recipes from around our borders and we added or subtracted one or more ingredients only to present a new interpretation of that dish. I personally consider that we didn’t really invent a lot but for …

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When a traditional snack becomes amuse bouche

I’m not the biggest meat fan when it comes to choosing. Lots of times I prefer to choose lighter things, or at least I don’t go into pork or other heavy stuff. It’s usually my last choice because of its fat. Though I’m a skinny person and still I don’t seem to get that “half-life metabolism …

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