From Dill to DraculaA Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook by A.M. Ruggirello Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

From Dill to Dracula
A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook
by A.M. Ruggirello
Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook
Romania—a hidden gem of Eastern Europe—is better known for its brush with communism than its cuisine. But, just because it’s hidden, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. Filled with lush ingredients, many picked fresh from the field, you’ll find a traditional Romanian plate loaded to the brim with vegetables and lean proteins, never lacking in flavor.
And nestled in those hidden hills and winding landscapes, lies a culture as rich and decadent as their meals. Journey through the countryside with over 80 recipes as unique as the people who have been perfecting them for centuries, all the while learning about the folklore and traditions that have steeped Romania in mystical mystery for so long.
Ash (who writes as “A.M.”) wears many hats, though she favors the dark gray cable knit beanie from Amazon, most. A descendant of Romanian immigrants, she grew up in a family that fostered all forms of creation, the guiding force which led her towards her careers as an author + blogger, book designer + graphic artist, and certified nutrition + lifestyle coach.
She lives in Beer + Cheese Land, Wisconsin with her real-life superhero husband, loud-mouth + drool-bucket coonhound, and I’m-allergic-to-myself cat, but frequently spends a fortnight (or two) in the fictional world of Skyrim (add her on the PlayStation Network: supersmaaashley).
She considers herself a designer by nature, a writer at heart, and always wanted to make video game walk-throughs as a child. (Hint: she still does.) Her favorite color is chartreuse, and she has an undeniable attraction to moss (not of the Kate variety).
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$25 gift card to Fabko.com for the purchase of Romanian goodies

Review ofISBN 9781735420028
Rating1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars[ 5 of 5 stars ]
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StatusOctober 24, 2020 – Finished Reading3 Show more
ReviewI received an e-copy as an exchange for an honest review. The book is a culinary and cultural experience in one.
I have never visited Romania, but this book takes the reader through Romania, through its food, folklore, history, and geography. It feels like an escape to another place and sometimes another time.
Filled with over 80 recipes, well presented with lovely images and illustrations. Varied ingredients, uses many fresh ones that merit visits to greengrocer markets.
It promises Romanian plates loaded to the brim with vegetables and lean proteins, never lacking in flavor. A fabulous gift for people who collect cookbooks. It made me want to visit Romania. I love the title! So clever from Dill to Dracula.

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