Book: From Dill to Dracula
Subtitle: A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook
Author: A.M. Ruggirello
Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook
Find It: Amazon | B&N

Book Overview

Romania—a hidden gem of Eastern Europe—is better known for its brush with communism than its cuisine. But, just because it’s hidden, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. Filled with lush ingredients, many picked fresh from the field, you’ll find a traditional Romanian plate loaded to the brim with vegetables and lean proteins, never lacking in flavor.

And nestled in those hidden hills and winding landscapes, lies a culture as rich and decadent as their meals. Journey through the countryside with over 80 recipes as unique as the people who have been perfecting them for centuries, all the while learning about the folklore and traditions that have steeped Romania in mystical mystery for so long.

Book Review

From Dill to Dracula delivers big time on both Romanian food and folklore!

Part of my family comes from Romania and it was so much fun to get some of these traditional recipes to have on hand (my favorite has always been Sarmale). The folklore section at the start of the book really set me up and provided a context for the recipes that followed.

There were quite a few recipes on my list of dishes to try, which is a good indication of the accessibility of both the cuisine and the cookbook. As a former professional Chef, it’s so much fun to find a cookbook that actually sparks creativity and brings more to the table (pun intended!)

Giveaway Details

The author will be raffling off a $25 Gift Card to to enjoy Romanian foods during the book tour!

About the Author

Ash (who writes as “A.M.”) wears many hats, though she favors the dark gray cable knit beanie from Amazon, most. A descendant of Romanian immigrants, she grew up in a family that fostered all forms of creation, the guiding force which led her towards her careers as an author + bloggerbook designer + graphic artist, and certified nutrition + lifestyle coach.

She lives in Beer + Cheese Land, Wisconsin with her real-life superhero husband, loud-mouth + drool-bucket coonhound, and I’m-allergic-to-myself cat, but frequently spends a fortnight (or two) in the fictional world of Skyrim (add her on the PlayStation Network: supersmaaashley).

She considers herself a designer by nature, a writer at heart, and always wanted to make video game walk-throughs as a child. (Hint: she still does.) Her favorite color is chartreuse, and she has an undeniable attraction to moss (not of the Kate variety).

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