Surprises from Sărmașu City Day are not far from the taste buds! After the dedication of the high school and a special presentation that took place at the Cultural Home, Friday, August 26, gathered in the middle of the town of Sărmașu representatives of the towns in it and not only, who “competes” in the culinary. crafts and especially .
Traditional specialties served and tasted such as: cold dishes and various sausages, cheeses and fresh vegetables, sarmales, various salads, goulas or stews made on the fire, precisely in the place of the delegates , rotisserie pork, pies and everything. types of fillings, puffs, cakes, donuts, pancakes, scones, pancakes and many more. Of course, a packed table cannot leave out Romanian palinca, wine and, perhaps, beer.
About traditional food
“We use traditions from our grandmothers, palanets and cheese, and cabbage, and plums, pretzels, cozonac, sarmales, bread, cake. Our tents and lips are woven with our own hands. Recipes are learned from elders, from our mother. We put flour, yeast and water in the dough, but now we mix them with milk because it takes longer hand. After we dry them, we bake them in the oven. To drink, we have cherry flavor, plum brandy and old and new”, said the representative of Sărmășel Gară.
Şustăr Voichița, a representative of the stand from Balda, said: “Of course, like everyone else, I also prepared something, as my mother taught me. Tarts, sourdough bread and cottage cheese. I also made an apple pie, but that finished quickly.”
Representatives of the Vișinelu community were also there, Marinel Vamoș, head of the Cultural-Traditional Association “Fiii Satului” Vișinelu, together with the vice president of the Association, Ștefan Hădărean, shared their position.
“We have brought in dishes from local eateries with our stand, and we have prepared traditional dishes. Our union wants to revive old traditions, customs, people’s ports and make our country known at the national and international level,” said the president of the group.
Vegetarian or roast pork?
A special stop is that of the representatives of the Adventist Church in Sărmașu, where all the products on the table are made of wood. Alauș Elena gave some information: “We have vegan dishes, made from grains, vegetables and fruits. We have lentil paste, we have cashew, rice and almond cream, sardines, potato meatballs, lentil schnitzel, celery paste, cauliflower and flavored popcorn, hummus, wheat burger, vegan cake. They are all fried, not fried. This is how we live, this is how my whole family is. This is how I was born and this is how raise my children and grandchildren”.
One of the representatives of Zau de Câmpie said about the recipe for pork and proțap: “We have pork on the rotisserie here. It is cut a few days before, it is cooked, then , when it is put on the rotisserie, it is made to be hot. After 10-15 minutes, when it has given color, wrap it in foil, cook it, then remove the foil and let it ghee. That’s the whole secret. The ingredients are garlic, a little beer, ingredients.
Together with the leaders, everyone present enjoyed it, eating to their heart’s content, telling stories, practicing the traditions and stories of the Romanian nation.