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What do you mean by "corn"? Maize? wheat? any cereal? -- Toby Bartels 16:19, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)

As for the Dacians, they may well have made it with corn -- if "corn" means wheat (as it often does in England). -- Toby Bartels 16:22, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)

RE: Merge[edit]

Do not merge Mămăligă with polenta just yet. What we need is clarification vis a vis the simmilarities or differences. Give me a couple of days while I attempt to find a middle ground on this issue. --Ezeu 01:48, 5 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See cornmeal--Ezeu 04:08, 5 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

picture missing[edit]

A picture will be just great. Bonaparte talk 21:47, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Overcomplicated Description[edit]

I assume it was someone with a tourism interest in Romania that wrote this article. I'm Romanian, was born there and emigrated to the USA several years ago. This article might be correct about these things, but it's overcomplicating a very simple peasant dish. I mean, puhleeze, you don't have to use a special pot to cook it. Good heavens!

Here's the easiest way to make your own pot of porrige-type mamaliga: It's a 6-1 water-maize ratio. Yes, 6-1. If you're scared, then make it 5-1, but no more for porrige. Get cracked maize that's very yellow, and has nice big cracked grain pieces.

First, put the water on, and add a 1/2 tsp of salt, bring to a boil and add the corn/maize. Stir, and have faith. It will come together. If it doesn't after 10-15 minutes of boiling and occasional stirring, add another tablespoon, and wait at least 2 minutes to see the effects before adding more. The moisture content of maize is variable, and a nice porrige consistency is hard to get without stiffness.

CAREFUL: Hot mamaliga bubbles up like lava and sticks like glue to your skin! Wear an oven glove on your stirring hand and keep your face away! If it's "lava" consistency, turn the heat off, you're done. But it doesn't have to have that consistency to be "done." It will stiffen up lots more as it cools.

Now turn off the heat, and add 2-3 Tbsp. of cottage cheese, and the broken peices of 2 slices of crisped bacon (Bende Kolozsvari is particularly nice) -- per quart of finished porrige. At first, eat only 1-2 cups of this. You will be shocked by how filling it is. 22:56, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Page is no longer in English[edit]

I don't know who did this, but the page has been ruined. It is no longer in English. I tried reverting it, but it won't let me, as the old page was much shorter.-- (talk) 14:57, 18 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In Ukrainian[edit]

In Western Ukraine and Carpathian mountains it is called "banush" when it is in its hot and liquid form (equivalent to polenta). It is typically served with smetana and brynza. "Kulesha" is made out of the same ingredients, but the process is different, so it has the consistence of bread, is sliced, and is used like bread. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:40, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interesting thing[edit]

Mamaliga is mentioned at the begining of the book "Dracula". Jonathan Harker wrote the recept in his diary. (I apologize for my poor english) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed merge of Kačamak into Mămăligă[edit]

Both articles say "known as bakrdan (бакрдан) in North Macedonia." Mămăligă is the more developed of the two articles. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:55, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose: this article is about the traditional Romanian dish, it is not a primary topic. If it had to be merged somewhere, it should be within Polenta. Super Ψ Dro 14:12, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Closing, given the uncontested objection and no support. Klbrain (talk) 23:53, 8 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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