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Discover Romanian Food with this Dinner Party

As we usually do, we are ending this month’s exploration of Romanian cuisine with a three-course dinner party menu showcasing Romanian food. Traditional food in Romania is alive and well. And true to its Eastern European roots, Romanian food borrows meals from other Eastern European classics like goulash and puts its own, local spin on it. A great way to discover the joys of food in Romania is to cook your own dinner party featuring traditional food in Romania. And … Read More

Traditional Romanian Food: Pork Goulash

Pork goulash is a traditional Romanian food that is easy to make. Move over Hungary, great Romanian goulash is another classic goulash to watch out for! Classic goulash is rightfully popular all over the world. A not too spicy goulash, toned down with some sour cream, is one of the world’s great tastes. A recipe for goulash can incorporate beef, veal, lamb or pork. The seasoning for goulash and the meat selected, account for some of the local differences between … Read More

Romanian Polenta is a Simple Polenta Recipe

Romanian polenta is a surprise. Polenta is more commonly used in Romania perhaps than in Italy. Romanians sure know how to prepare polenta, it is quite a rustic dish. Try this version with sour cream and herbs. Polenta is a traditional Romanian food but what is most surprising to me is how popular, polenta is in Romanian restaurants. There is maybe more widespread use in Romania of polenta, particularly in winter, than I observed in Italy. Romanian tradition demands polenta … Read More

Romanian Mici: Easy Skinless Sausages

Romanian mici are easy, skinless sausages. Perfect for the outdoor grill, add some pita bread, hummus or garlic sauce and salad. A quick, meal ready to go in no time. Reputed to be the Romanian National Dish, this Romanian sausage recipe is perfect if you have always wanted to make your own sausages! Romanians prefer to moderately spice their mici with Hungarian paprika and coriander. And, as is not uncommon throughout the world, this dish was “invented” because of a … Read More

7 of the Best Barbecue Recipes for Summer from Around the World

Summer is just around the corner!!  And that means it is time to get out the grill. In our house the barbecue is the go to place for dinner all summer. The house heats up and who want to stand inside and cook or run the oven! So to help you out, inspire you and get you in the mood, we have collected 7 of our best barbecue recipes for summer into this one handy guide. In upcoming posts we … Read More

9 Gluten Free Recipes for Spring and Summer

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Gluten intolerance is on the rise. So, here is a collection of 9 gluten free recipes suited to spring and summer covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Compass and Fork we do like to feature recipes that are healthy and use fresh ingredients. So, we are not big on processed food preferring to buy our fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy from local farmer’s markets. And, when these are not available we prefer to buy from small businesses selling quality … Read More

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