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Dishes & Foods You Must Try When in Romania

Dishes & Foods You Must Try When in Romania is written by Marius Iliescu – the founder of Romanian Friend – a local initiative promoting handpicked tours with the best local guides so travellers can discover the authentic beauty of Romania while supporting responsible tourism. Plan your trip with help from a Romanian Friend and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what… Read More

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German Holsteiner Schnitzel

You can thank Baron Holstein for this classic take on the famous German Wienerschnitzel recipe. Holstein, born Friedrich August Karl Ferdinand Julius von Holstein in 1837, was a civil servant of the German Empire during the 19th century, and rumor has it that this dish was created for him because of his fondness for egg and anchovy on his schnitzel. While there are several… Read More

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How to Make a Creamy Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara is probably my favorite Italian dish, and it’s certainly among one of Tracy’s. It’s creamy, rich, and surprisingly simple in terms of time spent in prep, the ingredients involved, and the cooking method. We were actually taught how to make this dish by a Milanese chef, so we can tell you first-hand how it’s suppose to be made, and more importantly, how to… Read More

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Classic Eggs Benedict Recipe

Perhaps the most popular brunch dish in the U.S., it’s actually quite basic. Eggs Benedict is poached egg, ham, english muffin, and hollandaise at its core – but it’s so much more. Scorned by brunch chefs everywhere because they’ve made more of these than they care to admit, making an Eggs Benedict at hope is a great marker of one’s technical skill on a… Read More

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Best St. Patrick’s Day Parades In The U.S.

It’s a month away, but like us, you know you’re already thinking about it. You’ve already looked at the calendar, saw St. Patrick’s Day (on March 17th every year, for those of you who aren’t in the know) is on a Saturday, and felt your own inner leprechaun tickle your soul. St. Patrick’s on a Saturday? Start early. Go late. Yeah, you know you’re making… Read More

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How to Make an Authentic French Omelette

Omelettes are one of our favorite things to eat, and to cook. Many home chefs either overcomplicate the task, or otherwise mess up their omelette – resulting in a last ditch attempt at scrambled eggs instead of the classic, delicious omelette you hoped for! In truth, making a classic french omelette is easy. While there are a million different ways to make an omelette,… Read More