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Traditional Romanian Spices and Herbs Chart

One  difficulty in cooking authentic traditional Romanian recipes is finding the original ingredients that make up the unique flavors of the Romanian cuisine. Do you know the Romanian name of the ingredient and not sure what the English translation is?

Or maybe you know the English name of the spice, but nevertheless you do not know where to buy it. We hope that the table below will assist you in locating the right ingredients. You can print this page by clicking on the top right printer button.


Romanian name

for the spice

 

English Name

 

Where to buy

busuioc basil

most grocery stores

buy online: Basil Leaves

cimbru

summer savory (resembles best)

thyme - is a bit stronger flavor

thyme can be found in grocery stores, but summer savory is not often available

buy online:

Summer Savory Spice

Thyme Leaves

chimion caraway seeds

sometimes available in grocery stores

buy online:

Caraway Seeds
coriandru coriander

not usually available in grocery stores

buy online:

Coriander
cuisoare cloves

not usually available in grocery stores

buy online:

Cloves
dafin bay leaves

available in grocery stores

buy online:

Bay Leaves
enibahar allspice

sometimes available in grocery stores

buy online:

Allspice
leustean lovage

not available in grocery stores

buy online:

Dry Lovage Leaves
marar dill

commonly available in grocery stores

best bought fresh from local grocery store

patrunjel parsley

commonly available in grocery stores

buy fresh from local grocery store

pastarnac parsnip

mostly available in grocery stores

buy fresh from local store

rozmarin rosemary

sometimes available in grocery stores

buy online:

Rosemary
scortisoara cinnamon

commonly available in grocery grocery stores

buy online:

Cinnamon Powder
tarhon tarragon

commonly available in grocery stores

buy online:

Tarragon Leaves
telina celery root

mostly available in grocery stores

buy fresh from local grocery store

vanilie vanilla

Vanilla Extract can be found in local grocery stores, but the vanilla beans have a stronger flavor

buy online:

Vanilla Beans

Pure Vanilla Extract

 

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