The Romanian ‘sarmale’, a meal in times of joy and sorrow

When Romanians baptize their children, they cook ‘sarmale’ (cabbage rolls stuffed with mincemeat). When they invite their loved ones over to dinner for the first time, the soon-to-be mother-in-laws prepare ‘sarmale’. At funerals, the attendees get them, too. Cabbage rolls truly have an almost anthropological value in the life of..