“Ukraine’s history has written her recipes,” says the Pennsylvania-born author in the introduction to this enchantingly written book. Interwoven with recipes for dumplings, soups (there's a whole section on borshch), meat and poultry, bread and desserts are bits of folklore and Ukrainian food customs that communicate a respect for the land, for tradition, and a regard for hospitality.
This cookbook introduces readers to the fresh foods, exquisite tastes, hospitality and generous spirit of the Ukrainian table. Scattered amongst the recipes are quotes, poems, historical facts, folklore, and illustrations, making this cookbook not only a culinary adventure but a unique cultural exploration as well. Includes:
More than 200 easy-to-follow recipes, an introduction to Ukraine’s history, culture, and cuisine, helpful tips and notes with many recipes and charming illustrations by renowned Ukrainian-American artist Laurette Kovary
This authentic cookbook invites the home cook to sample, explore and experiment with the freshest ingredients to prepare appetizers such as Pickled Herring, or one of eight regional variations of the quintessential Ukrainian soup, Borshch. You’ll find classics such as Chicken Kyiv or Holiday-Stuffed Roast Goose, or select more contemporary dishes like Grilled Pork Tenderloin served with a delectable plum sauce or Venison Steaks with Cherry-Mustard Butter. From elegant fare such as Whole Salmon in Aspic or Poached Carp Fillets with Yogurt-Scallion Sauce to classic homestyle dishes like stuffed cabbage (Holubsti) and dumplings (Varenyky), there is something for every occasion. Get the inside scoop on how to prepare special holiday breads like Ukrainian Paska or Orange-Iced Babka and detailed instructions on how to make various bread pastries, cakes and tortes.