We have gathered three seasons of research, trials and experiments in the fields of heritage education, object design and last but not least of culinary experience.
Maria Cantili Golescu’s culinary diary opens up a whole world of inspiration of bourgeois families in the 1900s, with spicy details of a lifestyle that naturally and playfully blends local and European influences, and invites biographical research into a female character from the Golescu family who has not had the chance to be much in the spotlight of historical stories.
So we want to share with the inhabitants of Câmpulung, with friends, collaborators and curious people from all over the world the sophisticated culinary discoveries in this notebook written in Romanian, English, French and German, to learn together how to clean hat feathers, how to waterproof the soles of shoes or how to make rice glue…like in 1900. We want to stroll through the ladies’ wardrobe of that period, follow the Golescu family’s genealogical thread, explore Mrs Cantili’s kitchen objects, taste the culinary experiments of the time and immerse ourselves musically and visually in the aristocratic atmosphere of 100 or so years ago.
Through an informal country party on October 1st in the courtyard of the Golescu Villa in Câmpulung Muscel!
The programme is packed with content but approachable:
– Those who have not yet tried our Berechet architectural tour of the city are invited from 11am to pick up their treasure hunt maps and quietly enjoy the beautiful city of Câmpulung
– This year we are also inaugurating a prototype of a culinary map of the city that we invite you to explore and even complete with suggestions and preferences.
– Opening event in the courtyard of the Golescu Villa: a short history of the project and a short guide to explore the site
– Fill the afternoon with music and vintage visual sequences, local snacks, exhibitions and launches of all kinds.
18:00-19:00 – Cantili recipe competition with prizes
We invite cooks and amateurs alike to try preparing a recipe from the book and enter it in a competition judged by the participants by tasting.
We invite you to choose from the extensive cookbook: https://www.propatrimonio.org/maria-cantili-golescu-retete-de-bucatarie/
We suggest sweet or savoury dishes that do not require heating and can be sliced or shared for the whole audience to taste.
19:00-20:00 – Movie night
Party preparations and suggestions:
“Maria Cantili Golescu’s Culinary Diary-recipes, tastes, objects and experiments” is a cultural project of Pro Patrimonio Foundation co-financed by AFCN.
Media partners: Scena 9, Rock FM, Muscel TV, Zeppelin Magazine; Friend project: Ierburi Uitate
The digitized booklet, “Recettes de Cuisine”, can be found in the Foundation’s library of useful resources here
The extended booklet here