As an avid baker who is married to a Pole, this book has been a god send!
For years, we have stumbled through badly written Polish cookbooks (if you could call them that!) trying to recreate recipes and dishes from my husband's childhood. So many Polish cookbooks are indescribably difficult to understand, contain ingredients which do not exist in Australia or do not adequately capture a modern twist on traditional Polish cooking.
Not this cookbook!
I cannot rave highly enough about it!
The author is resident in Australia - a big plus for us, as we are also in Australia. The measurements and methods make sense to us and describe in simple terms how to make these traditional Polish dishes.
The author also grew up about 80 kilometres from my husband's home town in Poland, so the recipes authentically reflect the cuisine he grew up with and recreate those dishes with modern ingredients.
The memoirs of the author interspersed throughout the cookbook are beautiful, touching, interesting and often bring back to my husband's mind events, characters and experiences he had long forgotten.
I cannot rate this book highly enough for anyone interested in Polish cuisine - you will not find a more authentic and accurate collection of recipes that you can recreate outside of Poland and impress your local Polish relatives!
I cannot wait for the next three cookbooks in the series! Bring them out soon please!