Medieval Sighisoara & Vlad the Impaler

Something bit me in Transylvania, and that is no joke. I kept a close eye on the painful new swellings and watched for any strange symptoms but they have healed, and now… I guess I’m fine now. Before I begin, I found a video on Youtube that someone else filmed of Sighisoara that truly shows…

The Reformation

For our monthly foodie potluck, Eat The World, some friends and I decided on a continuation of last month’s Austro-Hungarian Mmmpire theme. We chose recipes that were a fusion of German/Austrian and Hungarian foods, and for Part II we progressed into some more Hungarian-Romanian specialties like I had while visiting Transylvania. We started with some delicious cheeses, crackers, lecso…

Austro-Hungarian Mmmpire

Most dishes that I cook start with sauteed onions, garlic, and paprika in oil over low heat. It’s just my version of Mirepoix, and a distinction I’ve become notorious for.  Eastern-Southern European  cuisine is quite cozy with these flavours, and my intrigue in experimenting with them has grown vastly since my trip to Transylvania. I…

Fortified Biertan, Romania

  Between larger cities of Transylvania is Biertan, a little village with a serious church. Biertan is a Unesco World Heritage Site currently holding over 1,500 residents. The village was founded by Transylvanian Saxons in the early 1200s. Biertan was a hub of merchants and religious activity for a few hundred years, and the popluation was…