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Pizza Napoletana recipe

Best Neapolitan Pizza in Romania – MUST EAT When You’re in Bukovina

Originally from Naples, Italy, Gaetano moved to Romania with his wife, Doina,  back in 2013. They came to his wife’s hometown, Milișăuți, a famous Bucovinean town with a tradition of making sour cabbage in...
Stuffed Grape Leaves Dolmas

Stuffed Grape Leaves With Ground Meat and Rice (Video Recipe)

On a beautiful spring morning  in a sleepy village the air was cool and light, and a gentle breeze blew, rustling through the vine leaves, and creating a soothing sound. The village cook, Maria...
Ursachi Daniel

Reclaimed Wood From Old Romanian Houses Is Given a New Life

Decades after the fall of communism in Romania, a vast majority of the historic houses have been destroyed. In haste to transform a traditional society into an urban, industrial society, valuable cultural goods had...
installing wood shingles roofing

Making and Installing Wood Shingles in Romanian Crafts Village – VIDEO

Carpenter Iosif Cîrstean Had Split Wood Shingles With Hand Tools, Then Installed Them Onto a Tree House Since we started this blog, I get a lot of people asking if there’s any place in...
Lavender Harvest Oil Distillation

Lavender Essential Oil Making on Black Sea Coast, Romania

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in early July when we set off for The Lavender Festival to catch up on this picturesque event taking place in Pecineaga, with only a few days before...
Woodworking Craftsman

Woodworking Craftsman Builds Rustic Stool With Hand Tools

This is the village of Iaslovăț, a village of high standards with respect to the virtue of diligence, for diligence is the most crucial trait of the people from Iaslovăț. Add talent and skills...
Making roof shingles

Making Roof Shingles With Hand Tools

Have you ever admired the old houses covered with shingles from an open-air village museum? Well, those shingles were most likely hand-split piece by piece in a small carpentry workshop from the village of...
hazel basket weaving basket Weaver Mircea Cordoș

Hazel Basket Weaving From Start to Finish

While in Breb, it was curious to see villagers trotting down the road with hazel pack baskets on their backs. One woman had it stuffed with groceries, another was carrying her freshly picked nettles...
Ioan Petric Woodworking Large Scale Porch Pole

Hitting The Woodworking Paradise With Impressive Wood Carvings!

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Driven by the desire to step back in time, once more...
Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Custard

Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Custard (Village Cooking Video)

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. It was a sunny day. The hens were roaming about, pecking...
horse logging

Horse Logging to Prepare Firewood for Winter, Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Summer is the busiest season in the Romanian countryside. One of...
How to Make a Wooden Barrel

The Village Cooper Keeping History Alive in Pleșa, Suceava

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Iosif Alexandrovici, the last cooper standing in Plesa village, once famed...
Shepherd Stirring Cauldron Over Fire

Shepherd’s Cheese Polenta | Local Cooking in Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. We are back again at the season of grazing, and what...
Cheese Hung to Drain in Cheese Hut

Cheese Recipes From Most Old Fashioned Sheepfold in Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. It is almost a half of a century ago that the...
Romanian Herding Call Vasile Lazarean Simion Galeș Petru Lazarean

Romanian Mountain Men’s Longhorn Herding Call

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. With a sigh, the shepherd laid down his longhorn. Then the...
Beaded Embroidery Viorica Petrovan

The Love Of Beaded Embroidery Is Ingrained Into Her Soul

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Affiliate links Buy Beading Beads at Amazon Wide Range of Beading...