Christmas recipes from Bucovina, Romania

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Every country has traditional recipes for Christmas, Easter or other events.  In the villages of Bucovina life is still the same, people still follow the same old traditions and preserve their way of life. From the beautiful practices and winter habits, to the amazing Christmas traditional food, Bucovina is a fascinate place to spend your winter holidays.

A week or two before Christmas we have the pig’s sacrifice (pig’s Ignatius). They do lots of specific products to be served on Christmas or New Year: “chisca” with rice, blood or liver, sausages, fresh or smoked bacon, greaves or “toba or piftie” (pork jelly).  They are made according to traditional recipes.

On December 24th, my family has a fasting dinner with 12 types of fasting food. You will find 3 recipes of beans: beans salad, mashed beans (roe of beans) and beans with tomato sauce. We would also have on…

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