What sort of food and drink could I expect?

Eastern Europe guide suggests Mămăligă, a cornmeal mush boiled or fried and sometimes topped with sour cream or cheese, or the sour soup Ciorbă which is a mainstay of the Romanian diet (and a ‘powerful’ hangover remedy). Other dishes mentioned include: Sarmale, spiced pork wrapped in cabbage or grape leaves; Covrigi, oven baked pretzels served from windows all around town; and fiery plum brandy Țuică sold in water bottles at roadside rest stops. Pálinka is a double distilled version, sometimes called strong țuică

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