The Republic of Moldova’s Zeama is the third best chicken soup in the world, with a score of 4.6 out of 5, according to a ranking by tasteatlas.com.
My winter medicine, my go-to food after intermittent fasting – pickled cabbage must be the only winter preserves recipe I took from my parents without panicking about the amount of jars, caps, and vegetables that need to be prepared during an entire day.
Well friends, I’m delighted to announce the latest news in the Moldovan gourmet scene. The cheeses of a producer from the Republic of Moldova were awarded silver and bronze medals at the 6th edition of the World Cheese Competition “Mondial du Fromage”, which took place on 10-12 September 2023 in Tours, France.
We call these eggplant rolls “Limba soacrei” or “Mother–in–Law ́s Tongue”. This appetizer, made of thin eggplant slices stuffed with a spicy-garlic filling, resembles the “hotness” of unwanted advice from your mother–in–law. Of course, it’s nothing but a stereotype developed in time. In fact, mothers–in–
law are kind and loving. Even when they stick their noses in your business, they do it with good intentions.
The best galette is the one made with seasonal fruits. The combination of thin and crunchy pastry with juicy fruits is simply phenomenal! Peaches, apricots, blackcurrants, raspberries, cherries or sour cherries are the fruits you can use for this recipe.
Compot [kom’pot] was invented to preserve the sweetness and flavor of summer fruits for the wintertime. It is a non-alcoholic clear juice, made by boiling fruits and sugar in a large volume of water.
In Moldova we have a song that translates as “my parents’ house is not for selling”. I think it also refers to this story. Chisinau-Palanca, from Calarasi district is a route that will make you feel fully rewarded; the atmosphere you will find at “Casa Parinteasca” Guesthouse will have a similar effect on you as a “retreat” in an exotic country.