Romanian food deli is a unique mix of many traditions. National cuisine from this Carpathian country developed under the influence of many nations and cultures with which it had contact over the centuries. When it comes to meat and romanian cold cuts, the most popular here are Romanian ham, dry pork sausages, sarmale cabbage rolls, and slanina. The inhabitants of the Carpathian mountains are mainly shepherds. That is why their menu could not be complete without healthy Carpathian goat cheese, kashkaval (cow milk cheese), and sheep feta cheese. However, this land has never been rich. For these reasons, its national cuisine contains a lot of vegetable dishes and salads. The ones that should definitely be mentioned are yellow bean pods in brine, vine leaves, vegetable spreads, and baked beans with paprika. And also vegetarian cabbage rolls. An important part of the culinary culture of this country is corn meals. This place is a real paradise for vegetarians and vegans.
Romanian food deli is also known from its original confectionery. Unlike in other countries, here the romanian sweets are very often just fruit preserves or sweetened vegetable products. Usually, it is just sweetened regular food. The perfect example in this matter is halvah with cacao and sunflower. Other types of regular food being candies are raspberry syrup, sour cherry syrup, and blueberry syrup. And also blackcurrant, apricot and blackberry preserve confitures. Rarely, nuts play the role of Romanian candies. For example, walnuts in confiture. And as we mentioned before, corn is a very important ingredient of Carpaths’ people’s diet. It is also used to make sweets. Pufuleti gusto corn crisps and corn puffed sticks are famous snacks imported from there. Moreover, this region is famous for its apricot jam, walnut puree, and plum butter. All of those products are present in our web store.
Mamalyga and polenta are dishes that accompany Romanians practically from breakfast until dinner. It is a country where you eat simple, caloric, but very tasty. And no wonder, because in the mountainous regions of Europe you surely need strength to climb. It is also a country strongly associated with sheep grazing. The pastoralism is reflected not only in the Romanians' lifestyle. You can find it in their daily rhythm and their meals as well. Therefore, slightly different than in Polish Food deli or Hungarian Food deli, in Romanian cuisine, we can find a lot of dairy courses. These can be, for example, Carpathian Sheep Cheese, Carpathian Goat Cheese, or Carpathian Kashkaval. We can use them both for a daily snack and for preparing larger meals. It is also a cuisine that has been significantly influenced by other nations. Regularly, Romanian meals appear under different names in neighboring countries. In as distant places, as Turkey, too.
Romanians, like Americans, love to grill. They produce a large part of the meat precisely to place it on the roast. Be it Romanian Style Pork Sausages, Salami, or Brand Pork. All these European cold cuts are perfect for this purpose. In general, people from this country prepare their meals in an uncomplicated way. But in quite fat and full-bodied at the same time. Besides, the local menu usually includes a wide selection of soups, starters (zakuska, kashkaval, branza), and desserts. For many years, people have been practically eating only slightly seasoned meat dishes there. But for some time now, you can find vegetarian dishes on the Carpathian menu as well. It can be, for example, Vegetable Pate, Baby Pickles Vegetarian Style, or Pickled Cabbage Heads. Fruit and delicacies made from them are also a meaningful part of the Carpathian diet. These can be Blackberry Preserves Confiture, Romanian Dried Fruits, and Dough Cookies.