Friday, June 23, 2006


My scholarly dissertation on the plum-based Romanian moonshine called “Tuica” is now published in The Spirit World.

Check it out by clicking here.


At 10:50 PM, Blogger woman wandering said...

Very nice!

I remember getting home from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side, after a similar experience with a Chechen-Turkish family.

Oh yes, I drank Raki like it was water ;) but the food was incredible ... well actually, I loved the Raki as well.

At 9:45 PM, Blogger christina said...

Oh my! That stuff would probably put me under the table after the first shot. I'm glad you're doing all this up close and personal research so we don't have to.

When friends of my dad's from Austria used to visit they'd always bring him a bottle of his favourite "Subirer", a very strong schnapps made of a type of small pear that only grows in the Vorarlbarg region where he's from. One sip was enough to singe your eyebrows off.

P.S. 10 points for creative use of plastic vampire fangs. :-)

At 3:29 PM, Blogger tatiana said...

Good stuff. Most (if not all) Eastern European (and others, too?) countries distill their own form of moonshine. I know that in poland, my family loved to make plum (Sliwkowka) cherry (wisniowka - YUM!) and one made of (Bison grass)herbs (Zubrowka), which tastes amazing with apple juice - the drink is called a Sharlotka. All this stuff will knock you on your ass, my friend! But is gooooooooood if made properly.


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