MICI - Grilled Ground Meat Rolls
Made from a mixture of beef, lamb and pork and spices such as garlic, black pepper, thyme, coriander, anise, savory and sometimes a touch of paprika. Sodium bicarbonate and broth or water are also added to the mixture.
SARMALE - Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
1 Lb ground pork 1 Lb ground veal or beef 1 Large onion minced 1 cup rice (white) 1 can tomatoe sauce (non-spiced) 2 cloves garlic 1 Tb paprika 1 Tsp freshly ground pepper 1½ Tsp salt 1 Tbs marjoram 1 Lb sauerkraut 4-5 sprigs of fresh dill or parsley 1-2 bay leaves (imported) 1 Tbs canola oil 6 cups chicken broth (home made)
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Most Important Romanians
In a random order, some of the most influential and important Romanians on the page of Challenged Romanian History
Mihai EminescuWas a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet
Michael I of RomaniaWas the King of Romania from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 to 30 December 1947
Vlad the ImpalerVlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known by his patronymic name: Dracula. He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler
Ion ȚiriacBorn 9 May 1939 in Braşov, Romania) is a Romanian businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player. He is also the current owner of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. In 2013 Tiriac was elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
Gheorghe HagiBorn 5 February 1965 in Săcele) is a Romanian former footballer. He was one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s and is considered the greatest Romanian footballer of all time. Galatasaray fans called him 'Commandante' (The Commander) and Romanians called him 'Regele' (The King).
Henri Marie CoandăWas a Romanian inventor, aerodynamics pioneer and builder of an experimental aircraft, the Coandă-1910 described by Coandă in the mid-1950s as the world's first jet, a controversial claim disputed by some and supported by others. He invented a great number of devices, designed a "flying saucer" and discovered the Coandă effect of fluid dynamics
Toma CaragiuA fost un actor român cu activitate bogată în teatru, TV și film. A interpretat cu precădere roluri de comedie, dar a jucat și în drame, unul dintre filmele sale de referință fiind Actorul și sălbaticii (1975).
Mihai Viteazul sau Mihai BravuMihai Viteazul sau Mihai Bravu (n. 1558, Târgul de Floci - d. 9 august 1601, Turda) a fost bănișor de Strehaia, stolnic domnesc și ban al Craiovei, apoi Domn al Țării Românești și, pentru o perioadă (în 1600), conducător de facto al tuturor celor trei țări medievale care formează România de astăzi: Țara Românească, Transilvania și Moldova.
Nicolae Ceaușescu. He was General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and as such was the country's second and last Communist leader. He was also the country's head of state from 1967 to 1989.
Mircea cel BătrânMircea cel Bătrân (n. 1355 - d. 31 ianuarie 1418) a fost Domn al Țării Românești între 23 septembrie 1386 - noiembrie 1394 (sau mai 1395) și între ianuarie 1397 - 31 ianuarie 1418.
Wild Carpathia is a unique trilogy of films about the priceless majesty of the forests and mountains of Romania
Charlie Ottley takes a tour of this extraordinary region and uncovers a world of medieval villages, ancient monasteries, historic traditions and mesmerising beauty. From Transylvania's stunning national parks to the Danube Delta, we get a unique insight into a landscape that has endured unchanged for thousands of years and still home to wolves, lynx and the largest concentration of brown bears in Europe. Meeting a glittering array of characters from local shepherds, environmentalists, artisans and musicians to rock stars and royalty, Charlie learns how they are all dedicated to preserving what has become Europe's last true wilderness. Wild Carpathia has, with the help of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and other key supporters, become an international phenomenon.
CULTURE of ROMANIA - EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE
The culture of Romania is a unique culture, which is the product of its geography and its distinct historical evolution. Romania's history has been full of rebounds: the culturally productive epochs were those of stability, when the people proved quite an impressive resourcefulness in making up for less propitious periods and were able to rejoin the mainstream of European culture.
~ GEORGE ENESCU ~
Known in France as Georges Enesco; 19 August 1881 – 4 May 1955) was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher, regarded as Romania's most important musician and one of the world's greatest composers of the 20th century.
~ MIHAI EMINESCU ~
Born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.
~ CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI ~
February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor who made his career in France. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools.
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The Romanian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox churches, and ranked seventh in order of precedence. Its Primate has the title of Patriarch.
The churches were founded, in most cases, as family burial places of princes and high nobles. Each painter, although following the canonical iconographic programme, interpreted the scenes in a slightly different way. Using colors like the famous Voronet blue, the green-red of Sucevita, the yellow of Moldovita, the red of Humor and the green of Arbore, the painters (most of them unknown) described the biblical stories of the earth and heaven, scenes from the lives of the Holly Virgin and Jesus Christ, stories of man’s beginnings and of his life after death. The scenes were first painted on the interior walls, and then extended to the exterior ones. The reasons for such vast scenes were both religious and didactic: to promote Orthodoxy and to educate the illiterate..
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Mark Sanger November 2012
"I had a fine time in Romania, one of my best Globe Aware trips.(...) I want you to know what a wonderful week you provided me in Romania. It was even more special because we were trated more like a part of the family than visitors - staying at their B&B - like one of their family. Food was WONDERFUL! I am glad we were able to further the goals for the community center as it will supply some critical services when it is completed. A busy but satisfying week!" http://www.globeaware.org/about-us/testimonials/6034-romania-testimonials#.U4Io4VJZqHs
By Sarah Shuckburgh 2:09PM BST 29 May 2013
Romania: Maramures is a rural fairytale Sarah Shuckburgh travels through space and time to Maramures and an ancient Romanian way of life. "I am staying in a traditional Maramures house. Although my hosts married decades ago, the wife's trousseau is prominently displayed – layers of hand-woven blankets and embroidered linen hang from the ceiling on wooden poles. Next to a ceramic stove, a bed is heaped with more blankets and cushions. Above the dining table, sacred icons are draped with white scarves." "Religion is hugely important here. There are nearly 100 wooden churches in Maramures, eight of them Unesco World Heritage Sites. The village of Ieud, in the beautiful Iza valley, has a 14th-century church made of fir wood, with a traditional spindly, shingled spire. Inside, the wooden walls are decorated with 17th-century paintings, a mix of Byzantine and folk art with biblical quotations in Cyrillic script. At the altar, villagers are praying, crossing themselves repeatedly, touching icons and kissing the carpet beneath them." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/romania/10086702/Romania-Maramures-is-a-rural-fairytale.html#disqus_thread
ROMANIA @ THE OLYMPICS
Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.Romanian athletes have won a total of 302 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the second highest total number of medals of nations that have never hosted the Games.
USA - Los Angeles 1984
With 124 Athletes won : 20 Gold medals 16 Silver medals 17 Bronze medals TOTAL 52 ,World Rank 2 Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total. Romanian athletes have won a total of 302 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the second highest total number of medals.
Australia - Sydney 2000
With 145 Athletes won : 11 Gold medals 6 Silver medals 9 Bronze medals TOTAL 26 ,World Rank 11 The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney was selected as the host city for the 2000 games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States won the most medals with 93. Many venues were constructed in the Sydney Olympic Park, which failed in the years immediately following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings.
Greece - Athens 2004
With 108 Athletes won : 8 Gold medals 5 Silver medals 6 Bronze medals TOTAL 19 ,World Rank 14 The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. It was also the first time since 1896 (other than the since-downgraded 1906 Intercalated Games) that the Olympics were held in Greece. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games.