„Eat Like Moldovans” is a culinary archive of Moldovan traditions – the tradition of one specific Moldovan family, my family. I’m sure that all of you have something very special to share from your mother’s best homemade recipes. This is what I tried to do with this project: to collect, cook, take pictures and write the best recipes from my family. I worked on this book together with my mother, Alexandra, and it would’ve been impossible to write it without her.
More than a year and a half I collected, cooked, photographed, designed around 90 recipes. Be ready to live a pleasant experience by feeling the taste of the well known „Suba” salad or my mother’s pastry, called Plăcinte. You will also be surprised by the best recipes of pickled watermelons or Adjica sauce. My goal is to translate the Moldovan recipes and make them available to everyone.
That’s why I plan to launch at least three versions of the book: Romanian, English and French. I strongly believe that our country, Moldova, needs to be promoted in any possible way, in order to be recognized worldwide. I’m sure there is no better way to do that than inviting people to try our cuisine, full of simple, delicious, authentic, based on local products, recipes.
I’m thankful to my mother, Alexandra, and my dad Ion, to my hardworking photographers Rodica Dumbrăveanu (http://gourmandeye.com/) and Lidia Barreiros (http://lidiabarreirosphotography.pixieset.com/), Cristina Griţcan, who helped me to work on the text. A very special thanks to Olga Radu and Imago Agency team for the beautiful design of the book.
I will conclude with a thank full of gratitude for Danil Balaban and Gura Căinarului water, which encourages and supports my projects and Andrian Davidescu, from the Vinăria din Vale Winery. They make a variety of wines which I recommend in combination with many of my book’s recipes
The English version ” EAT LIKE MOLDOVANS” is available for delivery starting with November, 2015.