Drob or Drobo?

It’s almost Easter in Romania, and the traditional food here during this time is called “drob” — a dish made of lamb’s meat, spiced with various herbs, and topped with lemon juice. The one pictured here is vegetarian, and is made with mushrooms, nuts and other goodies.

Drob romanesc

Of course, given that I’ve been working with a Drobo in the United States for quite some time, and the two words are very similar in pronounciation, it’s very odd to hear elderly relatives and random people on the street talk about the Drobo, which of course, cannot be eaten.


Happy Easter!

We’re getting ready to have our Easter meal, and Ligia cooked some really delicious pastries. They’re traditional Easter foods in Romania. The first you see below is called Cozonac, and the second is Pasca.



Both are made with pretty much the same ingredients, but their texture and look is quite different, as you can see. The ingredients are: flour, milk, honey, sugar, sweet cheese, rasins and eggs.

Let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of this holiday though! Easter is Easter because Christ is risen!