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Why Hotel Privo is the Best Hotel in Romania for Food and Wine

If you are looking to learn more about food and wine while in Romania, look no further than Hotel Privo in the town of Targu Mures. The modern, luxury hotel has won multiple awards for its restaurant and design. And, it comes at a very affordable price. Hotel Privo is located near the city center of Targu Mures in the heart of the Transylvania region of Romania. Opening in 2013, the boutique, luxury hotel is the most awarded hotel in … Read More

How to Make Easy Romanian Meatballs in a Soup

Romanian meatballs have a well-deserved reputation and today we feature them in an easy to make soup. Throw in an array of healthy veggies such as celery, carrots and bell peppers and you have the basis for a hearty Romanian meatball soup. It’s a meal which you can dress up with a garnish or two! I find making soup one of the great pleasures of winter, especially when it is cold and windy outside. The aroma of gently simmering soup … Read More

9 Romanian Traditions You Need to Know About

One of the things we enjoyed traveling through Romania was the opportunity to see, learn and experience some of the local Romanian traditions.  Of course, I am sure there are many we also missed, as it challenging to understand the nuances of local culture from the perspective of a tourist. We did have a lot of fun and are looking forward to returning to Romania. 1.  Traditional Greeting of Bread and Salt The traditional greeting of bread and salt, a … Read More

Why You Need to Know this Easy Romanian Zacusca Recipe

This Romanian zacusca recipe showcases Romanian food and is testament to how the locals continue to uphold the many, Romanian traditions, so evident when traveling around the country. Zacusca is a smoky, Romanian eggplant spread. Some people call it Romanian eggplant salad. It is delicious spread on good crusty bread. In addition to the eggplants, red bell peppers, tomatoes and onion form the basis of this healthy dish. This Romanian zacusca recipe will yield enough to fill a 24 ounce … Read More

11 of the Best Reasons You Need to Visit Romania

In case you need more convincing, here’s 11 reasons you need to visit Romania. The list includes some of the best things to do in Romania and some interesting facts about Romania. Having been to Romania twice now, Compass & Fork is convinced Romania is one of the most underrated destinations in Europe. With some amazing things to do in Romania, a fascinating history, great food and the fact is it is both affordable and not overrun with tourists, we … Read More

You Need to Know These 16 Lunch Menu Ideas for Friends

Looking for lighter, lunch menu ideas for friends? Expand your horizons with a great collection of 16 lunchtime recipes from different cultures around the world. With spring in full swing and summer not too far away (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), it’s time to enjoy the company of family and friends over lunch. We visit a number of countries and cultures to bring you recipe ideas from all around the world. Our collection of lunch ideas for friends includes … Read More