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Homemade bread

Bread is the basis of people’s diet and it is of particular importance in agricultural tradition and in European cuisine. It is related to lifestyles and customs that belong to…

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Transylvanian Cuisine: potatoes

One of the fundamental elements in the Transylvanian traditional cuisine is potato. There are different potato cooking techniques like in salt crust or in ash. In ancient times, cooking in…

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Sustainable agriculture and aquaponics

  Transylvania is a region rich in biodiversity and with a long agricultural tradition. The progressive land abandonment, particularly by young people, and the climate change issues are seriously threatening…

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Gardening in Kissolymos

According to the legend, the villages of Kissolymos (from the hungarian ‘kicsi sólyom’, little hawk) and Nagysolymos (from the hungarian ‘nagy sólyom’, big hawk) were founded by two brothers. Unable…

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Health Days: Folk Medicine in Transylvania

The “Health Days” (egészségnapok in Hungarian) took place from 3 to 5 November in Kisgalambfalva village (Porumbenii Mici in Romanian) 7 km far from Cristuru Secuiesc in Harghita County in…

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A trip to lake Rugănești: fun, relax and fishing

  Lake Rugănești (Rugonfalvi Halastó in the local language) is the ideal place to spend a day in nature. Artificially created between 1979 and 1982 to water the cows that…

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Herbalism in Transylvania: a tradition to rediscover

Transylvania, a Romanian region, has a long herbalism tradition. In the past, medicinal plants were used for divination and to treat diseases, but over time part of the knowledge was…