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“Mum taught me that food needs love and care”

Blogger Irina Georgescu has made the UK her home, but it’s her Romanian culinary heritage – and especially her mum’s cooking – that remain her source of pride and inspiration


“Pickles are important to Romanians, and we have many ways of cooking and eating them. I never pass up a chance to eat gherkins, whether as a snack, a side dish or even in a stew.

When I was growing up in Bucharest, pickling and preserving food was a necessity. Food wasn’t widely available; the shops were full of jars of beetroot and pre-boiled carrots but not much else. At times basic ingredients were rationed, and I remember coming home from school only to go straight out again to wait in a queue for food.

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Our August issue will ensure you get the most out of summer: there’s our garden party guide (it involves pizzas), food to keep you cool, brilliant BBQ dishes and sunny Mediterranean recipes. Star chefs John Whaite, Theo Randall and David Gingell are on hand to help and you can win a holiday to Jamaica! Plus you can join Delia in celebrating 50 years of food writing – it’ll be a historic night of food and chat. Get delicious. now for the best summer ever…