joi, 24 februarie 2011

Festivalurile culinare (Gastronomical Festivals)



De cativa ani, in tara noastra a inflorit un alt fel de turism: cel gastronomic. Muzica traditionala, precum si bucatele ca la mama acasa, ne imbie din loc in loc pe teritoriul acestei tarisoare pe care eu o gasesc absolut minunata...
During the last years, a new kind of tourism has flourished in Romania, and that is the gastronomical kind. Traditional music and dancing, as well as fine homey food and breathtaking landscapes prompt us to go from one place to another within this wonderful country...

Atunci cand vrei sa descoperi noi gusturi, traditii si locuri, esti invitat la aceste frumoase festivaluri. Spre exemplu, pe 18 martie, in statiunea Baile-Tusnad, vor avea loc Zilele Gastronomiei. Inainte de Pasti, in perioada 10-12 aprilie, sunteti asteptati la Festivalul Naţional al Oualor Incondeiate, care va avea loc în localitatea Ciocăneşti din judeţul Suceava, la care vor fi participanti din diverse zone ale ţării.
When you want to discover new tastes, traditions and places, you are invited to these great festivals: on the 18th of March, Zilele Gastronomiei in Baile-Tusnad. Right before the Easter this year, on April 10-12, you are welcome to the National Festival of Dyed Eggs which will take place in Ciocanesti, the county of Suceava, where artisans from all over the country will participate.

Daca va plac produsele lactate, puteti merge la Intarcatul Mieilor, festival organizat pe 16 mai in comuna buzoiana Varlaam. Festivalul Brânzei şi Pastramei are loc la toamna, la Bran, unde taranii vor veni nu numai cu traditionalele bucate, dar si cu vin şi palincă din rezervele proprii.
If you enjoy diary, you can go to "Weaning of the Lambs", a festival which is organized each year on the 16th of May in the village of Varlaam, the county of Buzau. The Cheese and Pastrami Festival is to take place in the Autumn at Bran; peasants will be there with delicious traditional food, but also with homemade wine and liquor.

Exista, insa, si un festival gastronomic international la noi in tara, si anume Zilele Comunei Turia, din Covasna, organizat in perioada 17-19 iunie, cunoscut pentru bulzul record cu un diametru de 60 de metri!
Also, there is an international gastronomical festival hosted by our country, namely the Village of Turia one in the county of Covasna, organized between the 17th and the 19th of June. It is known for the record cheese and polenta ball measuring 60 meters in diameter! :)

Cum gastronomia ii impaca pe toti, exista chiar si un Festival al Raciturilor, pe 29 august, in comuna Tismana din Gorj. Festivalul Sarmalelor este organizat în comuna Praid... si chiar ca as vrea sa trec si eu pe acolo cand se va intampla! :)
Since the culinary art brings something for every taste, there is also a Festival of Jellied Meat on the 29th of August in the village of Tismana, the county of Gorj. And then, my favourite, in the village of Praid, the Festival of Rolled Meat in Vine/Cabbage Leaves... oh, I so wish I could be there! :)

In perioada 3-4 octombrie, are loc un festival dedicat celebrilor cârnaţi de Pleşcoi, facuti dupa retetele secrete ale localnicilor.

During October 3rd-4th, there is a Festival of the famous Plescoi Sausages, made by the locals following their still secret recipes.

Daca preferati pestele, ca sotul meu, puteti vizita, pe 10 octombrie, comuna Uzlina, unde are loc Festivalul de Gastronomie şi Tradiţii Culturale "D’ale Gurii Dunarii". Oltenii din Băileşti, Dolj, ne asteapta si ei, între 17 şi 18 octombrie, la Festivalul Zaibarului şi Prazului.

If you prefer fish, like my husband, you can visit the village of Uzlina on the 10th of October, when a Festival of Danube Delta Gastronomy and Cultural Traditions will take place. The prople in Bailesti, the county of Dolj, are also waiting for us on the 17th and 18th of October for the Wine and Leek Festival.

Daca ati stat deja la pensiuni, nu-i nevoie sa va descriu cat de placut poate sa fie, doarece proprietarii incearca sa mentina totul cat mai curat si sa va ofere o sedere cat mai placuta. De cate ori eu am mers cu familia mea, ne-am oprit la pensiunea care ne placea atunci, pe loc, insa agentiile de turism ne indeamna sa ne facem rezervari, deoarece turismul de acest gen a crescut simtitor in ultimul timp si nu ar fi surprinzator sa cautati ore bune un loc de poposit peste noapte... Preturile pornesc de la 40-50 de lei pe noapte, cu mic dejun inclus. La un preţ cuprins între 60 şi 120 de lei pe noapte, puteţi beneficia de cazare în regim de demipensiune. In general, gazdele se intrec in a oferi diverse programe turistilor, de la plimbari cu sania trasa de cal pana la excursii la saline sau alte activitati sportive.

If you have already stayed at rural boarding houses, then there is no need to describe how great one feels there, as owners do their best to offer a clean and pleasant stay. Every time my family and I would go to various places in this country, we would stop at whatever place appealed to us on the spot; this year, though, the tourism agencies urge us to book early as the gastronomical tourism has grown a lot lately and you could end up looking for a place to stay for hours... The prices are really cheap, starting at 40-50 lei (a little over 10 Euros) for one night, breakfast included. For a price between 60 and 120 lei (15-30 Euros), you can get boarding, breakfast and another meal (lunch or dinner). Besides, the hosts try to offer as much entertainment as possible, from horse-sleigh rides to trips to the saline mines or other sport activities.

Sper ca v-am facut pofta de gustat din bunatatile noastre romanesti si de vizitat frumusetile Romaniei. Acum, astept cu drag sa-mi impartasiti din experientele voastre si sa le publicam impreuna aici! :)

I hope I have given you an appetite for the Romanian traditional delicacies and for the beauty of the Romanian landscape. I'm eagerly awaiting for you to share your experiences with me and maybe even publish them here! :)

Un comentariu:

  1. Multumim pentru aceasta minunata panorama gastronomica pe care ne-ai impartasit-o.

    RăspundețiȘtergere

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