Where to buy excellent Greek products in Bucharest [100% organic olive oil, olives, sesame pasta]

Greek olives

I finally had the chance to visit the largest farmer’s market in Bucharest in good company. My Greek colleague Georgios kept telling me about some excellent organic olive oil he bought in Obor, produced by a Greek family. He was praising the homemade sesame pasta as well and I couldn’t get the Greek honey out of my head, so I had to get there and see for myself. Continue reading

Where to eat in Bari. A list of 10 [I t a l y]

Burrata at Tana del Polpo

Have I already told you how much I love Puglia? This unpretentious place with sun-drenched houses and unspoiled beauty which excels in cucina povera and abounds with fresh seafood and local produces. You must have noticed by now that I keep praising the local food atmosphere with its  simple dishes.

Only 2 weekends in Bari so far, but it feels a bit like a home away from home. I already know my way around and I’m still looking forward to the next trip. Not to mention that each time I left Puglia, my hand luggage was packed with Continue reading

Vietnam Travel Visa for Romanians

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Planning to visit the country of Pho anytime soon? Here are a few useful tips regarding the travel visa if you reside in Romania or if your nationality is Romanian.

Where do I request my visa?

The safest option is to Continue reading

Phollow the Pho [ Pho bo tasting in 4 European cities]

Pho bo Amsterdam

As most of you might already know, pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup consisting of clear beef broth, rice noodles, slim cuts of beef, bean sprouts (fresh and crunchy), finely sliced raw red onions & spring onions. Needles to say, imperatively garnished with fresh coriander and served with hot chili sauce.

What I know for sure is that once you have a bowl of this heavenly broth, it can Continue reading

Sunday Note [Bucharest]

Bucuresti toamna

Having the Green Kitchen Stories’s New Yoga Pot recipe in mind for a while now, this morning I headed to the farmer’s market to get the missing ingredients. Or I just used this  as an excuse to get up earlier and walk all the way to the market, admiring the old houses in the October sunlight.

And I actually did manage to finally cook this new yoga pot, but only after purchasing a cast iron casserole as it’s stews and soups weather already (yey!) and high time to invest in a stylish, sturdy red pot. The dish turned out Continue reading

Puccia – a street food specialty from Southern Italy [ Lecce, I t a l y]

Puccia

The name puccia comes from the type of bread that this amazing Italian sandwich is made with. This street food is a typical dish of the local cuisine of Puglia and consists of a homemade pita-like bread filled in with an array of toppings : marinated or grilled Continue reading

Weekend in Bari [ I t a l y ]

Building in Bari

Five girls sharing a strong craving for Italian food pack their bags and go on a low cost flight to Bari for the weekend. “To Bali?” everyone kept asking. “No, to Bari, Italy.” 

The truth is I didn’t have much idea either about this part of Italy, but it proved to be a Continue reading