Brânză vs. Cașcaval

One of the great difficulties in learning any foreign language is when there are two words in the new language for something, but you only have one word in your own. Nearly 20 years ago now (my goodness, how the time has flown!), I remember asking the woman who taught me so much about Romanian cooking what the difference was between brânză (bruhnzuh) and cașcaval … Continue reading Brânză vs. Cașcaval

Mici, Photos, a Swede, A Trip to the Hospital and Painting Gypsy Fingernails

Goodness! It seems like people keep writing about Romania and Romanian things! First off we have an American (in USA) who has never been to Romania but decided to cook an entirely Romanian meal, including mici. I will say that it seems the mici came out more or less okay. As for what “mushrooms on toast” or the apple dessert have to do with being … Continue reading Mici, Photos, a Swede, A Trip to the Hospital and Painting Gypsy Fingernails