Polish Cookery is an American adaptation of Uniwersalna Ksiazka Kucharska (The Universal Cookbook), long the most famous standard cookbook in Poland. All weights and measures have been converted to American usage, and suitable substitutions are provided for hard-to-get ingredients. The recipes range from the familiar to the exotic and include soups like Polish Mushroom and Barley Soup, Fresh Cabbage Soup, many variations of Barszcz, the famous Polish beet soup, and Sorrel Soup with Sour Cream.
The Poles are very fond of pates, dumplings, and meat pastries. In Polish Cookery, you'll find recipes for Meat Patties, Potato Croquettes, Venison Pastry, Partridge Pie, Game Pate, many variations on the celebrated Pierogi, or dough pockets, and Buckwheat Cakes.
Authentic entrees include Loin of Venison, Roast Wild Goose, Smothered Pike, Turkey in Madeira Sauce. Chicken Casserole with Currants, Smothered Duck in Caper Sauce, Hussar Pot Roast, Tenderloin Smothered in Sour Cream, and perhaps Poland's most famous dish, Bigos, or Hunter's Stew.
To round out the Polish meal, there are recipes for Mashed Turnips and Potatoes, Split Pea Fritters, Stuffed Kohlrabi, Fried Carrots, Mushroom Ramekins, and Pearl Barley with Dried Mushrooms.
Finally Polish Cookery offers such dessert treats as Almond Torte, Cracow Torte, Spice Cake, and Almond Babka.
Polish cuisine evolved over centuries, a combination of East and West, aristocratic hauteur and peasant fare. It is a rich culinary heritage that is faithfully represented here in Polish Cookery.
This is not a fool proof cookbook, it's one for people who already know how to cook. The transposed century-old recipes are bare bone and plain, with none of the sights and sounds... Read morePublished 8 months ago by henry chotkowski
My wife's heritage is Polish, and her Busia never left any recipes, most of them must have been from memory. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mike Lakin
My grandmother had this cookbook when i was younger and i always loved what she would make, i wanted one of my own. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Melishine
if you want to know the ancient history of polish recipes
then this is book
you probably wont ever make pigs lungs any time soon but its good to know your polish... Read more
I got this book for my mother on her birthday. She grew up in a Polish and Lithuanian household, so she misses some ofthe recipies my granmother had made. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrew
This book is way too complex for my ability level. I was also uncomfortable with the dedication in the front of the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Danusia Workiewycz
I think this is a good go to cookbook for Polish Recipes, there are alot of staple recipes and it is easy to follow.Published 23 months ago by Nathan D. Cress
It's okay for what it is but I have purchased better than this one and I don't think I would buy another similar.Published on March 21, 2013 by Larry D. Hulslander