The Garlic Workshop: Food, Magic and Vampires

Ioana With: Ioana 2
Garlic is a must-have in all Romanian households: used for food, old medicinal cures, household hacks and even small magical practices - like protecting from vampires! Are vampires real? We don't know, but garlic sure is and it plays an important role in Romanian culture. Part storytelling, part food tasting, this workshop will take you in the wonderful yet smelly world of garlic - come!

Moments to expect in this garlic tasting workshop

  • Vampires?


    Traditionally, Romanians don't believe in vampires. But they do believe that peoples' souls can come back to cause them harm and these evil spirits are called 'strigoi'. There are many stories from our elders of this happening and garlic was used as protection - I will tell you about this. What about Vlad the Impaler? Was he a 'strigoi' too? What is legend and what is turth - we will cover that also!

  • Garlic everywhere - but tasty!

    Garlic everywhere - but tasty!

    You will find out how garlic is used in pretty much every dish in Romanian cuisine. Except for desserts. We will talk about all sorts of meals and dishes that contain garlic, why Romanians love to eat it, how we prepare it and learn garlic-smelling stories from the cook. Don't worry - everything is delicious, not too spicy and mint candy is on us!

Tour price: 2 x 36 Euro
How to book
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Henri Coanda Airport (Otopeni)
  • Nearest train station: Gara de Nord (North Railway Station Bucharest)
  • Landscape: Urban

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