Romanian food (like any other cuisine) was influenced in its development by its neighbors and any country that had anything to do with it at any time. Turkish, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, German and Hungarian cuisines helped Romanian cuisine grow a larger list of dishes. Several ingredients, spices and recipes were introduced during our long history and adapted to our culture and needs.However, I will not write about gastronomy history here because I am not that gifted. I will write about... continue reading
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If I should make a count about Romanians' favorite ingredients or foods I would get to a very simple conclusion: meat (a lot of it, mostly pork), mamaliga (polenta), telemea (a Romanian cheese, a bit similar to feta, but better in taste - sorry Greeks, but it's true), tomatoes, fresh onion and garlic.You might think it's simple, but we, Romanians, are taking our tomatoes very seriously. Almost everybody with a garden or even a small corner in a balcony or kitchen or yard, will plant... continue reading
The rug is a thick wool cloth with multicolored designs. It is designed for decorating and thermoinsulation of the rooms. In Romania space, carpet tissue is one of the main branches of folk art. In the old days, the carpets were woven manually on loom, from the wool that was dyed with natural dyes, which the housewives prepared from the plants, following the recipes transmitted from generation to generation. One of the main areas of Romania in which this craft was widely spread is... continue reading
Horezu is a beautiful town located in Valcea County, Romania. It attested in a Hristov belonging to Prince Vlad the Monk in 1487, which mentionedthe village “Hurez”. The name is taken from a bard named “ciuhurez” (like an owl), bird that inhabit the surrounding forest.Since ancient times, the main occupation of the inhabitants is pottery.The first time I was there I saw only shops selling pottery at roadside, but I said to myself that certainly are beautiful things to see behind these... continue reading
Dear photographers,Several days ago I wrote a small piece about how CNN was recommending Romania as a worthy tourist attraction in 2016. The reputed newspaper Financial Times does the same and more specifically recommends a small village in Romania called Magura, a traditional village where civilization blends in great manner with an archaic lifestyle. The journalist Arabella McIntyre-Brown chose to live in Magura because this is where is instantly felt like home upon her first visit in Romania... continue reading
Simona Halepknocked down Sabine Lisicki to advance to the semi-finals of the ladies’ singles event at Wimbledon 2014. Congratulations to our champion Simona Halep continue reading
I have some recent food photography accepted on Dreamstime. No special arrangement, just made them with my phone and uploaded. I am thinking of getting more specialized in this kind of photography, I think it sells good, right ?This is my first blog post here in Dreamstime ;) continue reading
20 year anniversary edition of the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu has proposed to continue the tradition of cultural offerings at the next level.International Theatre Festival in Sibiu became one of the most important festivals in Europe, their scope and content. This year was the twentieth edition. This anniversary was a chance to feel the force of European culture and its ability to bring us together under common values based on freedom, peace and democracy. The richness and variety... continue reading
Photodesign and AdventureDiplomacy rise this year the Romanian flag on the highest peak of the earth, also called the third pole of the earth -EVEREST (8848m). Stelian Pavalache (climber, photographer and cameraman), Tiberiu Pintilie (climber and systems engineering), Oana Harabagiu (base camp manager) and Robert Chirileanu (climber and cameraman - Antena 3 TV representative) composing the expedition team.Perhaps many are asking why we do this?We started to climb from childhood, to define... continue reading
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