My heart skipped a beat when I saw ‘Carpathia’ mentioned in Paula’s e-newsletter. Paula Forbes is a freelance food writer and author based in Austin, Texas, who has been reviewing cook books for over ten years for Lucky Peach, Eater, Epicurious, and Food52.

Stained Page News is Paula’s cookbook newsletter, and it is published every Tuesday, including the latest releases, book deals, sample recipes, trends, and more. Paula’s debut cook book isĀ The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Paula also shared one traditional Romanian recipe that is made with only a handful of ingredients: butterbean dip with caramelised onions.