After running some of the hardest marathons in the world and challenging himself to finish other tough races, Romanian ultra-marathoner Andrei Rosu has started...

photoJuranda’s homemade Romanian food: Peach-yoghurt cake

Yoghurt always reminds me of my childhood in Romania. Most of the milk products sold in stores today do not taste like they used...

Juranda’s Homemade Romanian Food: Spicy “Babic” chicken with wild garlic risotto

  Babic is a traditional spicy salami from Buzau county. The name Babic has Serbian roots and the original recipe for this homemade sausages comes...

Juranda’s homemade Romanian food: “Moldovan Mucenici” – A traditional dessert

March is an important month in the Romanian tradition. March means the start of spring and start of the agricultural season. People clean their...

Juranda’s homemade Romanian food: “Papanasi” – Romania’s most famous dessert

It is always a pleasure to look at the face of an expat or foreign tourist after ordering the first time papanași: This king-size...

Juranda’s Homemade Romanian Food: Romanian country bread pie

Bread is a sanctuary for Romanians. Like in many Mediterranean countries, bread is a must and served with nearly all dishes, especially in the...

Juranda’s Homemade Romanian Food: Duck breast roulade with quince confit

The quince (“gutui” in Romanian) has been a popular ingredient since medieval times.  It is native to Southwest Asia, Turkey and Greece, but used...

Restaurant review: For lazy Sundays – the new a la carte brunch @ Athenee...

Sundays are always better with a brunch! I’ve recently discovered one that deserves being tried at least once: not only does it have tasty...

Mario DeMezzo splits time between building – and raising money for – social houses...

Mario DeMezzo’s great-grandfather, an Italian architect and constructor, came to Romania in late-1800 and settled down in the town of Slatina. Three generations later,...

Restaurant review: The Beef Club – an unexpected fine dining place in Bucharest

Ever since The Beef Club opened in early spring this year, I was curious to see what it brings, compared to its older brother...

Gadget review: The unexpected Lenovo X2 Vibe – power & style

Yes, Lenovo do make phones too. They are mostly known for their laptops and tablets – which they have been increasingly promoting in Romania...
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