romanian dishes

Cheese, olive and tomato snack

by viviana on August 23, 2012 in Ovo Lacto,Salads

I am a strong advocate of food design. I think that there is no one on this planet who can resist a beautifully designed dish. I was showing a smart 17 year old lady some photos I took on March 8, 2012 in our office, when we celebrated Women’s Day (link here) and she told me: “you can feel the taste of the sweets in these photos”.

I agree. There are platters of food that just make your mouth water. There are cakes and pastry in window shops that just make you die to have one! Here is a beautiful salad I arranged for my daughter. She had it for breakfast, but it can be served at any time of the day.

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Hehe! My friend, Octavian will say that Google will get tired of reading the title of this post. I decided to keep it long like this because this is the way my Granny used to name this very traditional dish. Polenta (mamaliga in Romanian) is not hard to prepare. It takes only 20 minutes and it’s better than any bread (in my opinion). Mamaliga goes with cheese, sour cream, sausages, sarmale (cabbage meat rolls), and many other cooked or raw products. This is our family’s version.

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