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Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Traditions, Local products | Sunday 03 January

Mititei, a sort of grilled meatball, are kings of Romanian picnics. Mici are mandatory served with mustard and bread, next to a pint of beer

Breb, Maramureș

Breb, the fairy tales village of Maramureş, rich in tradition, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Romania

Places of interest, Itineraries, Traditions | Monday 28 December

A small village of Maramures but rich in unique traditions and customs in Romania, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Romania. This is the village Breb, whose rare beauty has also seduced Prince Charles, so he...

The Christmas tree

Everything you didn’t know about the Romanian fir

Traditions | Saturday 26 December

Very few know today the meaning of the Christmas tree in the Romanian tradition. Besides the beautiful image of the Christmas tree, the Romanians have very complex representations of the fir ...

The drummers of Săvârşin

There is no Christmas without the drummers of Săvârşin

Traditions | Friday 25 December

In the Romanian tradition, Christmas is a time when you sing Christmas songs, which in Romanian are called "Colinde". In areas where traditions are still preserved, groups of men walking on the streets and sing Christmas carols...

Christmas

Discover the meaning of a traditional Romanian Christmas

Traditions | Wednesday 23 December

"For us, Christmas is done in the belief of the birth of Jesus with a roll of bread, cut pieces of pork and Christmas carols. And this is the triptych of the Romanian traditional Christmas."

Topoloveni Concentrated Plum Spread

The Magiun of Topoloveni, the first Romanian food brand recognized by the EU

Traditions, Local products | Sunday 20 December

The traditional Magiun or the Topoloveni Concentrated Plum Spread, from tradition to the country brand

The Crown

The Bread - represents a completely beneficial set of symbols for the Romanian peasant

Traditions | Friday 18 December

Harvesting, Crown, Sacral and the passage into another form of manifestation, a superior one

Christmas Fast

In the absence of the Christmas fast, the feast has no value

Traditions | Tuesday 15 December

"Who does not cut a pig for Christmas and a lamb for Easter, that's not a man", says an old Romanian proverb, illustrating the importance of the ritual eating in the traditional village society

Saint Nicholas - 5/6 December

Saint Nicholas, the head of the winter holidays

Traditions | Saturday 05 December

Saint Nicholas refers to the "custom" of giving gifts to good children, and the rod to the bad ones, to serve as a lesson

The Romanian Pickles

Autumn obsession in Romania: the pickles

Local products, Traditions | Friday 04 December

A pantry filled with jars and barrels… Sauerkraut placed in barrels… Peppers filled with sauerkraut… That’s what housewives do when autumn is near.

St. Andrew's Night

Discover Romanian customs and traditions in St Andrew's Night

Traditions | Monday 30 November

The night of St. Andrew, when people have to defend themselves from the ghosts and demons, through apotropaic acts and gestures

Dobos Torte - Banat gastronomy

Dobos Torte - a flavor of the traditional Austro-Hungarian cuisine

Local products, Traditions | Thursday 12 November

Dobos is a traditional Austro-Hungarian cake, but in the Banat became a true art. It was always present at the great feasts, especially during the celebration dedicated to the patron saint of the church.

Moldovan pie: Învârtita

Moldovan pie with eggs and onions – the traditional recipe

Traditions, Local products | Thursday 05 November

This is a traditional Moldovan recipe called “învârtită”, which has no equivalent in English as far as the author knows. The word is a noun that comes from the past participle of “a învârti”, which means to spin, so it would...

The day of the dead – an ancient tradition

The day of the dead – an ancient tradition

Traditions | Sunday 01 November

A day when people remember their departed loved ones and light a candle for their souls

Moldovan chicken with mushrooms and sour cream

Moldovan chicken with mushrooms and sour cream

Traditions | Friday 30 October

Get a taste of Romania with this simple and delicious recipe!

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța

Places of interest, Traditions, Itineraries | Monday 28 September

The Merry Cemetery is a cultural monument protected by UNESCO

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