- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 10256 KB
- Print Length: 887 pages
- Publisher: Hippocrene Books; Expanded edition (1 Nov. 2005)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0039XQXEM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #524,116 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Polish Heritage Cookery Kindle Edition
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It is especially relevant to those who need some explanation about the traditions and methods of this type of cuisine. Strybel has converted these traditonal methods, using modern equipment and ingredients, without taking away any of the taste!
There are diagrams when needed, and useful conversion tables at the back. The only drawbacks are that it is an American book, which means there are sometimes problems of translation - e.g. a 'stick' of butter (my research found this out to be 4 oz!), and a 'cake' of yeast (still working on this one, but I think it is 1 oz.). Also, to save space, the recipes have been formatted as prose, rather than the conventional ingredients list, then description. You get used to this, though.
Without doubt, this is a most enjoyable book to read as well as use. I couldn't do without it. It has never let me down, and there doesn't appear to be anything missing in its vast selection of recipes.
My husband's father was Polish. We visited family there a couple of years ago and we were amazed at the fantastic food we were given everywhere. Subsequent visits have confirmed that opinion - and more. I wonder why people like Jamie Oliver don't "do" Poland. I wanted to cook the food I'd eaten there, and make recipes that remind my husband of his childhood and heritage - as well as my children who've newly discovered their Polish heritage. This book ticks all the boxes that others have not.
This book is encyclopaedic - any Polish recipe you could wish to cook must be here, I should think. There's even sections on preserving (even how to build your own smokehouse!), sausage making, cheese making, flavoured vodka........I could go on. I was amazed at the contents. I also bought their Polish Holiday cookbook as a companion, and that's great too.
So far, every recipe I've tried has been excellent. I can only think that the authors have tried every one (this doesn't always seem to be the case in some cookbooks!).
There are very few photos in this book, so at first it might seem quite "dry" but don't let that put you off. There are diagrams when needed. This book might not be a feast for the eye, but as far as I'm concerned, it's a feast for the kitchen!
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