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G&T ice n slice
1st Jan 2014, 17:16
I've read somewhere that Romanians make really exciting & tasty meals.

Anyone got any recipes?

DX Wombat
1st Jan 2014, 17:20
No matter how much you may wish to taste a Romanian, I'm afraid cannibalism is illegal in this country.

Solid Rust Twotter
1st Jan 2014, 17:43
Hedgehog au gratin?

Capetonian
1st Jan 2014, 17:53
Romanian cuisine is one of the best in Europe, thanks partly to the mixture of the underlying Latin culture and the Slav, Greek, Magyar, Turkic, and German influences which have all played their role in the country and its people, it's a fascinating country from many perspectives and the food reflects that.

There is far more to it than the well-known mititei, ciorba, sarmale and so on. Recipes are fairly easy to do and don't require any ingredients which are difficult to get hold of in the UK or elsewhere. You will find it very rewarding both preparing and eating Romanian food. Sorry if this sounds like a Romanian Tourist Board promotion but it is something I am very enthusiastic about.

Tu.114
1st Jan 2014, 18:13
You will find plenty of recipes here (http://romanianrecipes.wikia.com/wiki/Romanian_Recipes_Wiki).

I do heartily agree with the favourable comments made by the previous posters. Favourites here are the Zacusca vegetable spread, Sarmale and Mamaliga - the ingredients to those should be quite easily obtained also in the UK. Many cakes I sampled I found a bit too heavy, mostly due to the generously applied buttercream.

Should You ever happen to nightstop at Timisoara (LRTR), I can recommend the Casa cu flori restaurant (in Strada Alba Iulia right between Piata Victoriei and Piata Unirii) that has a large menu of good Romanian food at reasonable prices, or for more rustic but also good cuisine the Fabrica de Bere off Strada Pestalozzi.

cavortingcheetah
1st Jan 2014, 20:12
A Romanian eating.

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mixture
1st Jan 2014, 20:44
I've read somewhere that Romanians make really exciting & tasty meals.

Well they do host the somewhat unfortunatley named Turda Fest.

I suspect you'll find its like most Eastern European food (with similar dishes too) .... utterly delicious if prepared well.... heavy, stodgy, fatty and inedible if not.

Nervous SLF
1st Jan 2014, 21:06
I thought that the UK was going to be overrun by these good people from the 1st Jan so very soon you will be able to
ask a new neighbour for their cooking ideas. ;)

alisoncc
1st Jan 2014, 21:17
Not too sure about nowadays but forty five years ago I would have had no hesitation in recommending it. Mind you I had just spent a month and half in Bucharest enjoying the best they had to offer. Turned up to provide assistance installing weather radars into Tarom's aging Ilyushins, to discover all the kit had been shipped off to Moscow for copying. So spent most of my time there being wined and dined. Happy times.

parabellum
1st Jan 2014, 21:36
Back in the late seventies, early eighties used to lay-over in Berlin. The Ambassador Hotel was very adjacent to a restaurant called, 'The Balkan', seem to remember very tasty dishes, very popular with crew.

sitigeltfel
2nd Jan 2014, 05:13
They must be very fussy eaters. The ones who beg in the streets here will spit and give you a mouthful of abuse if you offer them a baguette instead of cash.

Blacksheep
2nd Jan 2014, 07:57
We've had Romanian neighbours for a few years now. Nice family people: husband works long hours in London. I haven't sampled their food, but they're all a bit on the slim side, so food doesn't seem high on their priorities.

cuefaye
2nd Jan 2014, 11:19
In 1975, I took several RAF students from Valley on a ten-day exchange visit to Romania. The hospitality and local people were fantastic, the scenery and culture were amazing, and there was a copious amount of very good alcohol at every turn - including breakfast! But the abiding memory was the food: it was truly awful on every occasion- mostly offal-based and greasy. Judging by the previous comments, things improved.

G-CPTN
2nd Jan 2014, 11:34
We've had Romanian neighbours for a few years now. Nice family people: husband works long hours in London. I thought that 1st January 2014 was the first date from which Romanians were legally allowed to work? :confused:

BBC News - Bulgarians and Romanians free to work in UK as controls end (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25549715)

Curious Pax
2nd Jan 2014, 11:42
Legally allowed to work without a visa, so presumably Blacksheep's neighbour has one of those, or is self-employed, which according to the radio was already allowed.

SawMan
2nd Jan 2014, 12:15
No matter how much you may wish to taste a Romanian, I'm afraid cannibalism is illegal in this country.

Thanks for the laugh :D It reminds me of the joke about why the US sends Tabasco sauce with the MRE* meals it gives it's soldiers- it alone makes them edible. Maybe it would work with Romanians too :p

MRE : Meal Ready to Eat- Meals Rejected by Ethiopians- More Rotten Excrement- and the list goes on....

rgbrock1
2nd Jan 2014, 12:21
Yes, I have often wondered what Romanians taste like. :E

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/70/f7/4a/70f74a790c440922362f74050f02b043.jpg

Solid Rust Twotter
2nd Jan 2014, 13:25
...It reminds me of the joke about why the US sends Tabasco sauce with the MRE* meals it gives it's soldiers- it alone makes them edible....


Guess which part of the MREs a certain NGO issues to their people in the field wasn't included....:hmm:

rgbrock1
2nd Jan 2014, 13:30
SRT questioned:

Guess which part of the MREs a certain NGO issues to their people in the field wasn't included....

The chewing gum? No? The toilet paper? (Comprising 3 sheets of paper which one is supposed to wipe their butt clean with.) :}:}:}

EARSA
2nd Jan 2014, 14:23
I reckon were about to find out a whole lot more about Romanian food here in the UK. And Bulgarian...

airship
2nd Jan 2014, 17:58
Once upon a time in the UK...

...and in the very beginning, the only farts to be heard (or otherwise) were due to the consumption of HEINZ baked beans, various real ales and boiled eggs. Then came Idi Amin's expulsion of all the Ugandan Asians, many of whom ended up in UK. That's when UK farts started to become multi-cultural. And the UK discovered farts caused by consumption of hot spicy curries. Shortly afterwards came Enoch Powell. Then came the EU when French wine became fashionable (double the propensity of any English ales). Then came the Polish. Everyone now awaits (with bated breath?) the arrival of hordes of Romanians and Bulgarians today...

From somewhere in the depths of my memory (perhaps a scene out of "Last Of The Mohicans"?), I recall a despicable scoundrel shouting out "I spit on you" (though this may have been poor Injun speak for "I fart on you or similar").

Likewise. "English officer will go back to English so their hatred burns less bright".

As the proverb goes, "You can fool some of the people all of the time etc...". At the end of the day though, bad breath expressed in writing come across for what they are. If all we could ever do was merely fart, the World would be a happier and safer (if perhaps smellier) place...

The Last of the Mohicans [1080p] - (Final Scene) Sachem's Decision - Alice & Uncas - Magua's Death - YouTube

Only the "British officer" did good finally, unlike all those who simply hide behind "the flag" in reality these days...

Capetonian
2nd Jan 2014, 18:11
Absinthe has apparently just been legalised again in the French Soviet Socialist Republic, a canny move by those communists to let the proletariat drink themselves into oblivious ignorance of what is going on around them.

This may not be entirely unconnected with the latest blasts of hot air from Airship.