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Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe Hardcover – October 6, 2015
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100+ DELICIOUS AND DIVERSE RECIPES
Author Olia Hercules shares unexpected dishes from the Ukraine and Eastern Europe along with stories about her family traditions.
FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPES
Bake some of Olia’s sublime desserts such as a birthday sponge cake with ice cream, strawberries, and meringue.
LEARN NEW FLAVOR COMBINATIONS AND NEW RECIPES
Mamushka includes dishes like a Moldovan giant cheese twist and grilled vegetable caviar.
BROAD RANGE OF RECIPES
This cookbook includes chapters that go beyond main dishes and desserts. Get ready to prepare broths, dumplings, fermented pickles and preserves, and sweet conserves.
“…a gorgeous love letter to the food of her homeland that definitively proves there’s more to the Ukraine than borscht and potato dumplings.” ― SAVEUR Magazine
“Forget what you think you know about Ukrainian food; with OIia Hercules, it's fun and colorful.” ― Epicurious
"Hercules captures classic Ukrainian dishes, which her family faithfully tended to through the generations...Each appears with the story of how the recipe came to her." http://www.tastingtable.com/cook/national/ukrainian-stuffed-cabbage-recipe-olia-hercules-mamushka-cookbook ― Tasting Table
“In this cookbook, [Hercules] sets the record straight, offering dozens of recipes that illustrate the culinary depth and breadth of Ukraine and Eastern Europe… Artfully photographed and buoyed by Hercules’s enthusiasm for the region and culture, this is a thoughtful and welcome diversion for foodies of all tastes.” ― Publisher’s Weekly
"The garlicky Georgian poussins I revere and will be eating again and again…Served with cheesy Moldovan lazy flatbreads and beet and gherkin salad, this food is pretty extraordinary.” ― New York Times
“In the era of all things Sichuan-blasted and bacon-infused, this lovely Ukrainian cookbook is a breath of fresh air. Sections on homemade dumplings and breads are delightful, and simple soups like duck and sorrel or mushroom with buckwheat look downright healthful.” ― NPR
About the Author
- Publisher : Weldon Owen (October 6, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1616289619
- ISBN-13 : 978-1616289614
- Item Weight : 2.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #59,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author draws on a number of family friends and relatives for source material, and includes very homemade, straightforward recipes, as well as giving her own take on some classics. She also takes the time to spin short family anecdotes into the pages; not too mushy in my opinion, but heartfelt nonetheless.
A nice bonus to these recipes is that they are simple enough that I was able to adapt many of the dough-based dumplings and noodles to be gluten free. (I used the Pamela's all purpose artisan blend.)
I have the hard copy of this book, which I also recommend. The photos alone are worth the price of an actual book. But I find the digital copy helpful for having nearby when I'm actually making one of her recipes.
I am happy to see recipes with seasonings of my youth Dill, parsley stems, horseradish and beets. Many ingredients are only found in ethnic stores but there are enough great recipes to support purchasing this book. Her use of unpasurized milk and allowing it to sour is questionable but it is easy enough to find recipes for safer and consistent alternatives on the internet. All cultures have a flavor balance and I am grateful to have this book to remember my grandmother's Busia's recipes as they have become lost over the years.
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