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Carpathia will introduce you to Romania’s bold and delicious cuisine: an amalgamation of all its cultural influences. In doing so, it will take you on a culinary journey to the very heart of this fascinating European country, exploring its history, landscape and traditions through food.

At a time when we are all forced to stay at home, travelling in the kitchen can be a great comfort. And I have been so grateful for Irina Georgescu for taking me to Romania through the pages of her wonderful book, Carpathia. Every page is imbued with generosity, the spirit of community, and the flavours of a rich and varied culture: it makes for an uplifting, inspiring and gorgeously transporting read right now.” Read the reviews of more award-winning authors here.
Nigella Lawson

I’ve spent the day reading Carpathia by Irina Georgescu… I can’t wait to make her smoked ham hock with butter beans, oven-baked barley with chicken, peppers and mushrooms, fried chicken with caramelised quince and – most of all – ossobucco with dill oil and horseradish sauce… Carpathia is a book I’m going to get stuck into this autumn.
Diana Henry

The food photography on this page is from the book ‘Carpathia’ and the credit goes to © 2020 Jamie Orlando Smith Photography Limited