Traditional Romanian Dishes Bucket List

Romanian cuisine is hearty, flavorful, and heavily influenced by the peoples that the area has come into contact with. Major influences have come by way of the Ottoman Empire as well as the Greeks. For example, the Turks brought meatballs and meat filled cabbage rolls (“sarmale”) with them; whereas the Greeks came with the moussaka (“musaca”). Also, what you may not already know is that cuisines … Continue reading Traditional Romanian Dishes Bucket List

Hey, Hey We’re the Moti

What’s this? There’s yet another minority people in Romania? Yes it’s true. And they’re called the Moti (motes). There’s a lot of confusion and uncertainty about who exactly these people are. I only started asking questions when I kept traveling on a very busy street in Cluj that is called Motilor (of the Moti) and wondered what it all meant. What is not disputed is … Continue reading Hey, Hey We’re the Moti