Saturday, October 31, 2020

Book Tour and Giveaway - From Dill to Dracula: A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook by A.M. Ruggirello

Title: From Dill to Dracula: A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook
Author: A.M. Ruggirello
Publisher: Cardboard Monet Publishing
Publication Date: November 10th 2020
Print Length: 262 pages
Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook
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.

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).

Win a  $25 gift card to for the purchase of Romanian goodies!

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  1. I never thought about Romanian cuisine before, but I really like veggies and proteins, so I'd probably give it a try in the future.

    1. Simple ingredients but flavor-packed recipes! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I like the cover. Cute title!

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  3. I would love this book. I have been to Romania and loved it.

  4. I Love the cover i know it would be put to good use

  5. I love reading about food from other cultures. I don't know much about Romanian food.

  6. I love the cover!


  7. I think your book sounds fascinating. I'd love to learn some new to me recipes and learn about Romania too.

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  8. The book cover makes me hungry. I must have Romanian food. Mmmmm

  9. The cover is nice, I looked up the website for the prize I see several interesting foods.

  10. this cover is perfect, love it! I would def pick this book up just by seeing the cover!

  11. I think your book sounds interesting. I'd love to learn about Romania.

  12. I love the cover, this book sounds so original.