Online Cooking Class with Irina Georgescu
Join us on a virtual culinary adventure around Romania with Irina Georgescu, acclaimed food writer and author of Carpathia and Tava. You will remember Irina from our 2020 Sensory Journeys series.
In the first class on March 19th start a journey to the heart of Romanian cuisine with three iconic dishes. Irina Georgescu's class will be focused on a Romanian menu using only staple ingredients.
We’ll start by making a cornmeal and cheese layered dish, called mămăligă în straturi, while learning about why this ingredient is part of Romania’s gastronomic DNA. We’ll continue with a conversation about pickles and fermented vegetables while making a fantastic, tangy-sweet gherkin stew in tomato sauce, mâncare de castraveți, that pairs perfectly with thick slices of bread. To finish in style, we’ll also make a popular version of the famous Romanian dessert: papanași fierți, simmered curd cheese dumplings served with crème fraîche (smântână), and jam of your choice. While cooking, you will learn about the cultural influences in Romanian cuisine and more than a few tricks on how to cook with cornmeal ‘the Romanian way.’
To recap the menu:
Starter: layered cornmeal with cheese, mămăligă în straturi
Main course: pickled gherkin stew, mâncare de castraveți acri
Dessert: simmered curd cheese dumplings, papanași fierți
The menu is for 4 people. The dishes are vegetarian but not dairy and gluten-free. Duration: 90 minutes.
Course fee: $30 (Please scroll down to pay)
After you register and pay, you will receive the recipes so you can be ready for your culinary and cultural adventure with Irina!
Don't miss the next class, Romanian pies or plăcinte!
This course series is organized by ARCS with support from ARCS Arizona and ARCS Detroit.
Photos credit: Irina Georgescu, Jamie Orlando Smith and Matt Russell.
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Online Cooking Class
Romanian Cooking with Irina Georgescu