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Moldova has highly nutritive food, consisting of a wide range of fruits and vegetables and various types of herbs and spices.  Vegetables are boiled, baked, stewed and fried.  Many dishes are made from pickled or canned vegetable, such as green and red peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and beans.  In fact, the custom of canning is largely practiced in Moldova, also, when it comes to fruit.  So, almost everybody, especially in the villages, will have canned plums, cherries, apples, etc., whether as jam or compot (a drink made of stewed fruit).

People here enjoy pickled tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as pickled cabbage and watermelon.  A usual meal would consist of fried potatoes with onions and garlic, served with pickled tomatoes or cucumbers.  Another very characteristic to Moldova meal is the mamaliga (corn bread) with roasted pork, Moldovan ewe's cheese and sour cream.  It’s definitely delicious and I haven’t heard of anybody not liking it.  You must try it, if you want to get a real taste of Moldova.

Many of the main course dishes - both meat and fish - are cooked on a gridiron over charcoal.  A juicy steak or a well spiced barbeque is yours to enjoy.  Oh no, don’t worry, you won’t have to cook it on a tribal fire out in the wilderness, or go chase a chicken around the corner.  There are plenty of fine restaurants, where you will be offered various typical of Moldovan cuisine' dishes and not only.  In fact, here you can taste American, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese cuisine, etc. etc.

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