Why ‘GoodFood’ came to Romania

I found out today that Romanian food is disgusting. Or at least I was told so. I’m not that much into Romanian dishes either, but I definitely disagree with such a statement. It came from a wise, impressive man, who tried to make a joke, I suppose, about how “GoodFood” magazine came to Romania. He said he tasted some jelly thing – I didn’t exactly understand – possibly pork jelly meaning “Piftie” or else I have no idea what he was talking about. There are several issues to be discussed here from mentalities and culture to personal taste, but that’s another story. I’m just talking on the surface of a day.

Of course, de gustibus non est disputandum, but you can’t judge a book by its cover either, right? So, I think it would be better to keep the joke on a local level next time and not generalise it on the whole national cuisine. I bet he’d never thought there could be a Romanian student in that big class room listening once again to ironic jokes about Romania.
With all due respect, Mr. Brett, unless you’ve tried all the national Romanian dishes and found most of them disgusting, don’t say that might have been the reason why “GoodFood” magazine came to Romania. I’m sure it’s more than that, isn’t it?

On the other hand, the lecture was great. I found it very useful to learn about the 4 P: Preparation, Passion, Professionalism and Persistence. Too bad I don’t fancy cooking, not even triple tested recipes.


About iulia
Internet, news & movie junkie. Freelance journalist and digital intern. Went to Sheffield Uni. I am a fan of long walks, secluded beaches, airports, dogs and football, urban photography, sad movies and eye-opening books, street art, cities, London, Salitos and the seaside, driving and technology. Usually a blue face, but I always smile on sunny days :)

One Response to Why ‘GoodFood’ came to Romania

  1. Hanne says:

    No, he definitely didnt expect that there would be a Romanian in that lecture theatre, haha! If he had chosen a country none of us knew anyone from then noone would have even blinked. But everyone, especially potentially influencial people like him, should be careful not to say derogatory things about people, ethnicities or countries – cos whether people will admit it or not, it does further “othering”. And that is a dumb, dumb thing we should all try to avoid!

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