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Romanians love to cook with fruit and this easy apricot cake is a seasonal stunner. Photo credit: Jamie Orlando Smith

The Carpathian Mountains are an imposing presence in Romania’s landscape. It intertwines many cultures to create a distinct cuisine. Irina Georgescu grew up under Communist regime and her family learned to improvise in the kitchen because food was often scarce. Her first cookbook is “Carpathia.”

Traditional dishes are important to Romanians, says Irina Georgescu. They’re featured in her cookbook, “Carpathia.” Photo courtesy of Interlink Publishing



Evan Kleiman