Quarto Cooks | 5 February 2020Exploring an untold food story from Eastern Europe Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Preorder Carpathia now to receive 4 exclusive bonus recipes! To redeem this offer, just send proof of preorder to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll email the bonus recipes back to you. Carpathia, one of our new exciting cookbooks publishing this year, will take you on a fascinating exploration of authentic, bold and delicious Romanian cuisine. It is a culinary journey to the very heart of this captivating Eastern European country, revealing its history, landscape and traditions through food. Image © Jamie Orlando Smith ‘Food is intertwined with personal journeys and life stories. It can create a bridge that connects us across borders, language and cultural differences. When I cook the recipes in this book – making borş, chargrilling peppers, crushing garlic for mujdei, making pickles – the fragrances remind me of how Romanian cookery is part of the collective European heritage and landscape. This is why some of the dishes look familiar, or their names speak of a German, Hungarian or Turkish origin.’ says author Irina Georgescu. Image © Jamie Orlando Smith The Carpathian Mountains are an imposing presence in Romania’s landscape, and the book speaks of a country of fairy tale forests, misty peaks, rolling hills, lush pastures and the ancient shores of the Black Sea. Image © Jamie Orlando Smith Image © Jamie Orlando Smith Image © Alamy Carpathia is a celebration of Romanian home cooking, with easy to follow recipes devised to keep as close as possible to the traditional ingredients and flavours, brought together in Irina’s original and contemporary way. Order your copy here and start enjoying dishes that will take you on a tour around Romania. Image © Jamie Orlando Smith Image © Jamie Orlando Smith Don’t forget! Preorder Carpathia now to receive 4 exclusive bonus recipes! To redeem this offer, just send proof of preorder to email@example.com, and we’ll email the bonus recipes back to you. Carpathia will be available in all good bookshops 17th March! About the author Irina Georgescu is a food writer whose work draws on her Eastern European heritage. It is her love and commitment to talking about Romanian culinary traditions that made her pursue her dream and write about this heritage. Her cooking is inspired by her mother and grandmother, by her life in the busy capital city Bucharest, and by her constant explorations into the history and food of her country. Whilst trying to keep close to the traditional ways of cooking, she also brings her own interpretation to these dishes. Born in Bucharest and now living in the UK, Irina is the woman behind the popular blog Life In Small Bites. Visit Irina online at www.lifeinsmallbites.co.uk Carpathia $22.00 Buy in UK / Europe Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.