A Romanian cooking show has been enjoying top TV ratings largely due to having found its own success recipe: a team of charismatic chefs...

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...

Rachel’s recipes: Tomato gazpacho

Gazpacho is a “liquid salad” of ingredients at their best and full of flavor. It's more important to use fresh bursting with flavor vegetables...

Rachel’s recipes: Yoghurt cheesecake with rhubarb, strawberry & ginger compote

Cheesecake is as necessary an accoutrement to summer as strawberries and cream, Pimms and Test cricket on the radio. This recipe uses beautiful Buffalo...

Rachel’s recipes: Farro (arpacas), asparagus, mint and pea tabbouleh

Farro is a very oft mistranslated and under appreciated super healthy peasant staple grain now making a trendy comeback around the globe. Farro was...

Rachel’s recipes: Skinny strawberry, basil & lemon muffins – gluten and fat free

These are the lightest muffins EVER! Now normally when I see words like “fat free” and “gluten free” I recoil in horror wondering if...

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