Food Fest via Bram Stoker’s Dracula : Mămăligă

Harker’s very first journal entry mentions stopping at a hotel in Klausenburgh (known today by the name Cluj-Napoca, capital of the province of Transylvania in Romania) and having “a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good […] it was called “paprika hendl,” and it was a national dish” for supper.

The next morning, after a restless sleep…

 I had for breakfast more paprika, and a sort of porridge of maize flour which they said was “mamaliga,” and egg-plant stuffed with forcemeat, a very excellent dish, which they call “impletata”.

Of course understand every single word of this……NOT!

Oh. Mămăligă is to Roumania what Porridge is to Scotland.

Moving on to a THUG :o)

P.S. Lucy is the Bloofer Lady – the SICKEST character in the book along with Renfield. At least this psycho only eats flies and spiders and rats and cats. Lucy eats CHILDREN!!!

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