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Polish Heritage Cookery: A Hippocrene Original Cookbook Hardcover – January, 2003
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You'll find at least one recipe for most dishes you can think of. They are clear, easy to follow, and the results taste just like my grandmother's cooking (she wonders how I do it without asking her for help).
There is an excellent section on ingredients and good directions for things like making your own bialy ser/twarog so that you can produce good Polish cooking regardless of how well or poorly stocked your local delicatessen is.
I occassionally feel that Pan Strybel is a little bossy, but the results justify it - my chicken soup has never been better.
Younger cooks may choose to ignore some of the garnishing suggestions as they are somewhat dated.
The index is really good, making it easy to find what you're looking for (in Polish or in English).
And when you're feeling a little tired and missing Poland, just curl up and read.
I'd reccommend this book to anyone who wants to prepare authentic polish recipes.
When I first came across this book years ago, I was so impressed to find such an extensive recipe collection printed in the English language. To this day, Polish cuisine is highly underrated to quite the extent that both fine French and Italian cuisine were at one point. It was once perceived, almost intentionally, that French and Italian chefs here in the States always cooked the same things both at home as well as in the restaurants. It is through these influences that we culminated so many of the classic dishes we all know and love today. Now there is a huge array of recipes and cookbooks out there for those who wish to explore the specific regions that make these dishes we all have come to relish. The same can be said about Polish cuisine, which is typically represented by the few dishes that has made it popular. Even today, few cookbooks talking about Polish food can be held in such high regard as this one. Those unaccustomed to this vast art form can find recipes ranging from the typical to the atypical. There are plenty of recipes for golabki, pierogi and paczki, those jam-filled doughnuts associated with Lent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After purchasing two Polish cookbooks and being disappointed at how small they were, I ordered this one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alexandra von Wrede
These recipes are practical, genuine, and tasty. Easy to follow, and just like I remember. I even found grandma's lost poppy seed cake recipe.Published on August 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I was expecting a few good recipies with a lot of fluff, I received instead an encyclopedia of Polish cooking. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Carol