Romania is a cultural melting pot. Its character is rooted in many cultures from Greek, Turkish and Slavic in the south and east, to Austrian, Hungarian and Saxon in the north and west. Carpathia, the first book from food writer Irina Georgescu, aims to introduce the reader to Romania's unique, bold and delicious cuisine: an amalgamation of all its cultural influences. In doing so, it will take the reader on a culinary journey to the very heart of this fascinating European country, exploring its history, landscape and traditions through food. From chargrilled aubergines, polenta fritters and butterbean hummus, to tangy bors, stuffed breads and Viennese style layer cakes, Romanian cooking speaks of a country that's never afraid to mix things up!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Irina Georgescu is a Romanian food writer who has been living in the UK for the last 10 years, and the woman behind the hugely successful blog Life in Small Bites. Her recipes are inspired by her mother, family and Romania's culinary heritage.