I bought this book to learn a little bit about polish cooking, because i wanted to surprise my girlfriend (shes polish) with a traditional polish meal, and also because i have eaten at a few russian restraunts before and liked the food very much, and thought why not cook it myself rather than pay for a restraunt. This book is a little gem, simple recipes explained simply, complete with photos to help out a bit. But if oyu want to cook Polands national dish - Bigos - the book says to use "sauer kraut"....this is wrong, sauer kraut is a germanic product, and quite sweet compared to the slavic equivalent of Kapusta Kashona, which is what you really want to use ( you can buy kapusta kashona from any Polish/Russian food store, or maybe Tecsos in World Food section).
A good book that shows the way our Eastern European cousins eat and create food. This one of a growing number of cook books that i have started to collect from around the world. In the last fews years i have got into cooking and love sitting down and reading books on food. So when i found all these books from around the world to cook their food i filled my wish list.
This book shows the national dishes and some other stuff i had not even heard of from Poland and Russia with some from the Ukraine, a new country with mixes of recipes from the other two.