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…

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…