Back in September before my parents were coming to visit I helped my host mom in Ciorescu prepare sarmale. Sarmale is a tradional Moldovan dish of rice, vegetables and sometimes meat, wrapped in either cabbage or grape leaves. They are very popular throughout central and eastern Europe, and like many other Moldovan dishes, every family has their own recipe. I did find out that they are harder to wrap then they look, and I was much slower at it than my host mom.
Also, here is a link to a recipe for sarmale from one of my favorite food blogs: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/02/alexs-moms-stuffed-cabbage/
O zi buna!