Relish on countless experiences that will delight your senses. Enjoy them quietly and with time, like the Saxons used to say, „langsam aber sicher” – „slowly but surely.” The most worthy housewives in the Transylvanian Highlands use vegetables, fruits, plants, spices grown in their own gardens, as well as meat, milk and eggs from their yard or their neighbor’s. If you like to cook and have enough patience, you can steal some secrets while participating in various gastronomic events.
Feel the taste of the Transylvanian Highlands and you will be fascinated by the local products. Return in time and rediscover your childhood flavors and sensations or discover new tastes and unique experiences – a truly multicultural cuisine, because here you can find delicious Romanian, Saxon, Hungarian, even Western European dishes or whose origin is so old that no one knows where they come from.
What’s different? You’ll eat vegetables, fruits, plants and spices grown a few steps away from where you are, carefully and mildly. Milk and eggs can be found in any village – you can buy it and get it yourself, farmers will be happy to help the milking cows or buffaloes. For those concerned with the silhouette, we propose a lot of exercise in nature to compensate.
Traditional bread, baked on the hearth of old reliable ovens
Whether it’s made by long time bakers or by village housewives in home ovens, you will not be able to leave this bread from your hand.
Cakes you will eat till the very last crumb
But whose recipes are well-kept secrets from generations. You should definitely try:
Lichiu (with plums, cottage cheese or…cabbage)
Hencleş – related to „lichiu”, but made according to old Saxon recipes
Gomboţ (a cousing of good old plum dumplings)
Haioşe ….that’s a surprise
Honey and beekeeping products
Obtained from rare, spontaneous or endangered plant indigenous species
All the pickles you can imagine
Combined in various ways for every taste: sweeter, more sour, salted or spicy.
Home made preserved products
Made from local vegetables and other ingredients.
Jam and chutney
Made by skilled hands out of all possible and impossible fruits from the orchard, garden or wild. And even from surprising plants like the rhubarb.
Milk and dairy
Different types (sheep, goat, cow or buffalo) and the most authentic tastes of the Transylvanian Highlands.
A true delight for carnivors, especially when trying the traditionally smoked sausages.
Soft drinks and aperitifs to get the appetite going
From spring and summer fruits like the sour-cherries, raspberries, apricots, blueberries or elderflower.
Local producers / farmers
Fruits: Dumitru Hârşan – Nr. 5 . Mere,
Cherries, Hazelnuts. Maria Simina Bîrsan – Str. Lungă, Nr. 137 – email@example.com.
Vegetables: Szőke Janos – Str. Podului, Nr. 8 – firstname.lastname@example.org – onion, chives, carrots, beet and tomatoes.
Honey and bee products: Mihai Iosif – Str. Naţională, Nr. 70, Ioan Sumanski – Str. Muzeului, Nr. 125, Gergely C. Robert – Calea Baraţilor nr. 37
Sheep milk: Stroian Zaharie – Str. Livezi nr. 14.
Cow milk: Zaharie Z. Stroian – Str. Livezi nr. 12.
Fruits and vegetables: Neculae Sorin – +40 722 396 237 – strawberries, blueberries, syrups (blueberries, elder, sea-buckthorn, black locust)
Traditional bread: Vasile Iorgulescu – +40 722 639453
Sheep milk: Molnar family – nr. 230, Pălășan family – nr. 104
Cow milk: Tabarcea family – nr. 143 – +40 749 830 465
Produse tradiţionale: SES FRULECO HNV – Nr. 156 – email@example.com – gemuri, zacuscă –
www.discovertrarnavamare.org. Casa de pe Deal – Nr. 200 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.casadepedeal.com – gemuri, murături şi siropuri tradiţionale. Pivniţa Bunicii – Nr. 354 – email@example.com – pivnitabunicii.ro – gemuri, sucuri, zacuscă.
Producător de legume: Elisabeta Costea – Nr. 430.