‘…a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I asked the waiter, and he said it was called “paprika hendl”, and that, as it was a national dish, I should be able to get it anywhere along the Carpathians.’
mamaliga: a porridge made of maize flour
impletata: eggplant stuffed with forcemeat (lean ground beef)
‘ “robber steak”- bits of bacon, onion, and beef, seasoned with red pepper, and strung on sticks, and roasted over the fire, in simple style of the London cat’s meat!’ Grab the robber steak recipe here.
“The wine was Golden Mediasch, which produces a queer sting on the tongue, which is, however, not disagreeable.”
slivovitz: plum brandy