EN4HOSTS - Traditional Romanian dishes


Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own character. It has been mainly influenced by a series of European cuisines such as the Austrian cuisine, German cuisine, Greek cuisine, or Hungarian cuisine, yet it also includes culinary elements stemming from the cuisines of the Slavic-speaking countries of Eastern and Central Europe, most notably Serbian and Bulgarian as well as Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian.

The objectives of this webquest are:

  • consolidating the knowledge about specific Romanian dishes

  • building the skills needed to produce these specific foods

  • familiarizing with the history of these dishes


Your task for this webquest is to find out exactly what are the specific foods, the quality indicators for these dishes.

You and your group (four students) will become "experts" on the characterization of Romanian cuisine, capable of identifying Romanian culinary preparations and the technology of obtaining them.

Finally, you will create a portfolio that will include the completed worksheets and a technological sheet for a specific Romanian dish.


Follow the steps below for the first process in your project.


  1. The class is divided in groups of 4 students. Students will collect information about the history of Romanian cuisine and discuss the origin of some traditional dishes.



  1. The first group will bring examples of liquid dishes traditionally cooked, the next group – main course dishes, and the last group – traditional dishes for desert.

Each group will take into account:

    • the specific foods for each type of menu

    • the technological process

    • the quality indicators for these dishes

After performing the task, each team leader will fill in the worksheets and will present to their colleagues the information gathered by the team; each student will express his opinion on the discussed topic.

The last group will gather some of the information in a PowerPoint presentation.


Group 1: Romanian liquid dishes




Traditional Romanian liquid dishes (Worksheet): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ygtJbqffPyZqYp8IWm7efJietlK9eROlpmQEPjjR5Gk/edit?usp=sharing


Group 2: Romanian main course dishes





Traditional Romanian main course dishes (Worksheet):



Group 3: Romanian traditional desserts




https://theculturetrip.com › Romania › Food & Drink


Traditional Romanian desserts (Worksheet): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IhQKKfx_QPQTO-_aCl7Bc4S_zikNcoFb9ukSovhl8gw/edit?usp=sharing


Now that you have completed all the components of process one, proceed to process two!


Great work! You are now at the last part of your project!!

You will create a portfolio that will include the completed worksheets and a technological sheet for a traditional dish.





Indicatori de calitate






  1. Design of the portfolio

  1. Accuracy of the information

  1. Correct match of the ingredients with the traditional dishes

  1. Diversity of the dishes included in the presentation

  1. Task completion



KAHOOT game: https://create.kahoot.it/share/romanian-cuisine/9f715edd-c421-45a7-9a95-7bb6352f5e2d



Don’t forget!

The traditional Romanian cuisine is renowned for its diverse and delicious dishes. In the Romanian cuisine we can find sărmăluţe, mititei, sour soups, the famous tripe soup, stuffed peppers, the various recipes with fish, and the pies. These recipes are for many Romanians a reason for national pride because they really consider them authentic.


This webquest was created by a team of teachers, within the co-funded Erasmus plus KA2  partnership “English for hospitality” (EN4HOSTS), project number: 2017-1-RO01-KA201-037159, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices ,KA201 - Strategic Partnerships for school education


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