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Traditions

The Bradet Smoked Cheese

Bradet Smoked Stretched-Curd Cheese – A Must-Eat in Romania

Making Bradet Cheese – A Daily Task For Many Romanian Farm Families From Brăduleț Those who have chanced to visit the villages which nestle in the foothills of the Făgăraș mountains must have noticed that the...
Artisan Weaver Olivotto Viorica

Visiting Argeș, Romania – We Were Introduced to Traditional Clothing By Local Weaver From Nucșoara

The range of Făgăraș mountains stretched a long line of alp-like heights in the far distance, bounding the sub-Carpathian hills, their topmost peaks, always crowned with snow, luring us towards them. Driving past a chain...
Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts

Best Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts You Ever Ate

The sounds of mirth echoes through the hall. The rambling country house resounds with the merry laugher of the youngsters as the good cook Burcuță Maria prepares Romanian traditional sweet bread for her children...
Romanian Leather Art Traditional Vests

Stunning Diversity of Romanian Leather Art – Each Village Has Unique Designs

Folk art has been a communication tool for centuries. People used to communicate on a non-verbal level by their dress. In the past, and still in some traditional communities of Romania, when people got together at regional...
Romanian Blouses from Sibiu Transylvania

Romanian Blouses and Costumes from Sibiu, Transylvania

Although in the high-pressure of 21st-century life there seems to the busy to be very little time to spare, still it cannot be denied that embroideries are very much before the public, that new...
Leather Belt Maker Nistor Ana Maria Sighisoara

Leather Belt-Maker Works in Medieval Tower Following Guild Extinction

The old tower clock was just striking five o’clock when we drove through the gates into Sighișoara’s Citadel. A feeling of enchantment swept over me at the sight of this medieval fortified town with...
Romanian Cheese Experience at Remote Farm in Transylvania

Romanian Cheese Experience at Remote Farm in Transylvania

In June we spent a couple of days in Transylvania, when on a beautiful sunny day, with heady heat, we had a perfect Romanian cheese experience at a remote farm in Laslea commune. We...
Rag Rug Weaving Workshop

Meet the Young Men Working to Protect the Dying Art of Weaving

Complete Rag Rug Weaving – From Warping the Loom to Weaving Rugs Clustered around the Arbore church, built in 1502 by Luca Arbore, the village of Arbore is renowned not only for the old...
Apple Juice Making

Apple Juice Making at Family Farm from Romania, Bukovina

Apple juice making and other cold-pressed juices are gaining popularity among Romanian consumers. Because of the production technologies, these juices are widely perceived as healthier. In the region of Bukovina, many family farms are...
Traditional Plum Jam Making

Traditional Plum Jam Making in Romania – Povidlă – No Sugar Recipe

Traditional plum jam, especially homemade jam, always transports me to the autumn season. To me, the scent of late autumn is the thick dark plum jam, povidlă, a very thick fruit spread, made of...
Carpet Weaving In Romania

Carpet Weaving With Repurposed Yarn

Ms. Maria is sitting on the loom in an open barn in the front yard, enjoying the fresh spring air. It is a small wood barn protected alike from the sun, draughts and rain...
Vladimir Andrei Weaving Workshop in Romania

Meeting Vladimir After 3 Years – The Young Millennial Keeping Alive a Vanishing Profession

Do you remember Andrei  Vladimir, the young millennial loom weaving, spinning and performing heritage textile crafts with a passionate commitment like you rarely find today? Back in 2017, after reading articles about him, we...
Fermented Whole Cabbage

Fermented Whole Cabbage in Romanian Pickle Town Milișăuți

The small town of Milișăuți is known as the “motherland” of sauerkraut in Romania Located on the banks of Suceava River, in the historical region of Bucovina, Milișăuți is unique in Romania. This small...
Canned Vegetable Spread Zacusca

Canned Vegetable Spread Romanian Local Home-Cooked Zacusca

Autumn comes to the Romanian countryside with a wide assortment of fresh vegetables. When it starts getting dark in the afternoon and autumn leaves start to fall, there’s a distinct chill of grilled eggplant and...
Making Artisan Cheese

Making Artisan Cheese in Charming Romanian Seaside Village

56-YO Ursache Gheorghe Living a Self – Sufficient Homesteading Life in Dobrogea Wanderers  over the Romanian seaside here and there come across beautiful small villages with low-roofed cottages of grey stone, weather-worn, and fenced...
Cattail Basket Weaving Florica Arion

Cattail Basket Weaving In the Romanian Danube Villages

The moment I saw Ms. Florica Arion’s handicraft, my interest in cattail basket weaving was piqued, so much in fact that I had to travel to Southeast Romania to meet the lady in person....