Category: Gastronomy

Mititei ("small ones")

Mititei (“small ones”)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Mititei (“small ones”)   Mititei [mitiˈtej]) or mici [mit͡ʃʲ] means “small ones” and it’s a traditional Romanian dish. The story of mitiei begin in the capital Bucharest in a restaurant in the old central area, the owner ran out of casings for sausages, and placed the mixture directly on the grill. At 1st of May.....

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Mămăligă (Polenta)

Mămăligă (Polenta)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Mămăligă (Polenta) Mămăligă [məməˈliɡə] is a traditional dish in Romania and is basically a porridge made out of maize flour. It was used in the past instead of bread. How to cook Mămăligă? The traditional way to cook mămăliga is to boil water, add salt and cornmeal in a special-shaped cast iron pot called “ceaun”....

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Slănină (Pork fat)

Slănină (Pork fat)

Written on May 3, 2018 in Gastronomy

Slănină (Pork fat)   If you decide to visit Romania this is something you need to taste. Slănina /slaˈnìːna/ is a traditional snack that most of the people have in the house, especially in the countryside. What is Slănină? It’s pork fat cut into strips, placed in brine and left to macerate 2-3 weeks. Afterwards, remove the...

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