If there is one national “comfort food” in Romania, it has to be the dish sarmale, inherited from the long centuries of Turkish rule. Simply put, sarmale (sar-mall-eh) are cabbage leaves which are folded around a special filling into little “packages” and then (further) cooked. Because this is a Balkans-wide dish, there are as many variants of sarmale but the Romanian version generally has two … Continue reading Sarmale