Originally Posted by Action Jackson
Andrea, how much of a problem are the Romany in Romania? I mean you heard about that incident where those handballers got stabbed and one of them died. It was senseless, just a strange dynamic, I had one try and rip me off, but I was onto it.
What are some Romanian dishes?
I'm at work now and this is too complicated to elaborate. I'll give you an elaborate answer when I'm home.
We eat a lot of pork and lamb/sheep and traditionally we eat "polenta" - made from corn flower - instead of bread.
Our food is a combination of Balcanic, especially Greek and Turkish, Serb and Hungarian food.
My favorites are
"sarmale" - stuffed sour cabbage
fresh cheese with cream and polenta
"tochitura" - fried pork organs with fried eggs and polenta
"piftie" - this is made by boiling pork bones until the liquid becomes a gelatine
all kind of sour soups - from pork, beef, fish
"iahnie" - this is a white beans dish with sausages or bacon usually served with fried onion and tomato sauce
"drob" - traditional Easter dish - lamb stomach filled with lamb organs, eggs, herbs, spices
"stufat" - lamb dish with green onion and garlic
all kind of pies
cozonac - traditional Easter and XMas sweet bread with raisins, cacao, nuts and jelly
I didn't know Greek people had a reputation for bad temper.
I thought the stereotype was friendly, cheerful and laid back.
Which part of Greece was your grandmother from?
I don't know, they were a very big family and one of the brothers killed a Turk and they had to emigrate only with they clothes in the middle of the night. She was very small back then and her family didn't like to speak about it
I suppose that, in the beggining they were afraid of being caught and this created some sort of a mistery surounding the event....