Spiced up!


Yes, I love to cook, and I love food. I like to experiment with different ingredients and I can not imagine life and food without spices. There's an old romanian story called "Salt in the food" in which the king of the land asks his daughters how much they love him:

First one says she loves him like honey, second one like sugar, but the third one says she loves him like salt in the food. The king is very upset and orders her to leave his palace and his land.

And so she does and becomes a servant in another king's castle, where the people love her for her beauty, charm, wits and great cooking. Thus she becomes friends with the queen and, when the prince is wounded in a war, she takes care of him and makes him better.

Busy Cartoon Bees With Honey

The prince asks to marry this girl and the wedding is prepared. She asks for her father to be invited as well, without letting her new family she is his daughter.

She prepares the food for her father by her own hand and asks for it to be specially delivered at the table so that no other guest receives this.

While everyone is enjoying their food, her father dislikes it, but when asking around he realizes only his tastes bad.

Considering he's been done wrong he demands explanation and then his daughter tells him that the food he is eating is only made with the honey and sugar that he likes so much.

Recognizing his mistake, the king asks for forgiveness.

And they all live happily ever after.

Sea salt

So this is for all those who like to eat and love spices in their food.

  • Nikitu
  • Bucharest, Romania
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March 01, 2010

Nice story :)
I still remember it from when I was little.
Good to bring back old memories.
Come to think of it some cool photos too.
Thanks for sharing!


March 01, 2010

This would be great to be the next Assignment....


February 26, 2010

I like to eat and love spices food. especialy traditional food. hmm...


February 20, 2010

Great lesson and story. Great images.


February 19, 2010

Nice story, wish you the best Ioana!


February 19, 2010

Very interesting story!!! I had never heard that one before. Thanks for sharing it!


February 18, 2010

What a great story! Love the way you present the salt. Although nowadays people are generally concern about the salt intake, it is a crucial part of cooking. All a matter of balance. I love spice and herbs, just started to put together fresh culinary herbs.

I love cooking but I found it is not easy to balance cooking and photography the result at the same time. Usually do my serious cooking when I have people over, and then I will have lots of photogenic dishes which I don't have time to set up for shots. I don't remember how many times I have put the plates together I'll just visualize how it could be present and thought "maybe next time".........


February 18, 2010

This was one of my favorite stories in my childhood, Ioana. It was my pleasure to read it again. I also love food, but I must take care with my weight...waiting spring for outside sports


February 16, 2010

Nice story! I also love cooking and maybe I should take more photos in the kitchen!


February 16, 2010

I know this great story!Great article:)Wish you the best!


February 16, 2010

Salty story :))
I love spices & tasty food as well! Unfortunately I'm limited in cooking!
Let's say I'm lazy to prepare much!
Promise to photograph your spicy cooking ;)


February 16, 2010

Great story! Thanks Ioana!