Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reclaiming my Romanian heritage

As you probably know, way back (like turn of the last century) my great grandfather left Vaslui, just outside of Iasi, to make his way to the new world, aka Manchester.

I've been reclaiming my Romanian heritage, and given that mămăligă is the national dish of Romania (it's now Moldova, where my family came from), I've been making it for a while. The smetna/smatana is turning into a sourcing problem, and I often add mushrooms. I'm yet to find out what the English equivalent of brinza (cheese) is, but I suspect it's kinda feta-like.

Romanians, we're all about the dairy products. Hence my interest in kez (cheese).

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