If asked for a recommendation, Transylvanians would no doubt speak highly of their “bulz”, a hearty dish of roasted polenta and cheese often served with bacon and sour cream. Equally famous are the various cheese specialties made of sheep milk traditionally manufactured in the Marginimea Sibiului area, perhaps washed down with a serving of good, old Transylvanian palinca, slivovitz or tzuica.
And because food is treasured and greatly appreciated, the people in this area know how to prepare it to make the most of flavors, tastes and textures. A solid proof of that is the yearly event called “Targul Gustos de Alba” (literally an “Alba Fair of Tastiness”) that allows local producers to show off their most spectacular produce, be it meats, bread or vegetables, as well as provides visitors with an opportunity to try traditional recipes such as lamb cooked in a cauldron, beef stew, stuffed cabbage rolls, and a shepherds’ specialty of cheese, milk and corn flour known as balmos. That’s proof enough that, for the inhabitants of this area, cooking and preparing food is, in and of itself, just another of their artful crafts.
Check out these restaurants and ask for traditional Transylvanian cuisine: