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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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Classic Arroz Con Pollo Recipe

Arroz con Pollo is a staple on any Hispanic menu, although there are literally countless individual tricks and certain flair on the dish that varies depending on where the dish is being made, and by whom. “Arroz con Pollo” is, at it’s heart, a simple dish. Spanish for “rice with chicken”, that’s really all that has to be in the dish to be considered a… Read More

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How to Make Italian Pasta Rustica

Italian Pasta Rustica is a classic Italian dish that’s heavy on two major ingredients that we love – parmesano reggiano and garlic! While you can use regular parmesan in this recipe, and many will, there’s a different quality involved when using parmesano reggiano. If you’re able to do so, using the reggiano will bring out a much more velvety texture and deeper flavor profile…. Read More

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Classic French Coq Au Vin Recipe

Coq au Vin is a french country classic, like so many national dishes. It’s a dish of the common people, something that was created out of necessity, like the greatest dishes seemingly always are. While the dish itself may seem complicated, having patience and making sure to pay special care to keeping the right temperature is half the battle. This thick, rich French stew… Read More

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Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguinon

There’s perhaps no better example of classic French country cooking than slow cooker boeuf bourguinon. It’s rich, fatty, delicious… and only gets better with time. Chefs from Anthony Bourdain and Paul Bocuse to Julia Child have shown you how to make it, but the reality is that any type of slowly-cooked beef stew has the spirit of bourguignon within it. This is the true,… Read More