Synopses & Reviews
With 385k YouTube subscribers and nearly 200k Facebook fans, Tatyana Nesteruk is one of the most popular food bloggers from Eastern Europe. In this cookbook that her devoted readers have been begging for, she shares the food from her native Ukraine, which includes dishes from Russia and other Eastern European countries. This is the food she loves to cook at home--delicious, hearty and comforting meals like Beef Borscht, Chicken Kiev, Pelmeni (Dumplings) with Creamy Dill Sauce, Chicken Shashliki (Kabobs), Savory Blini (Crepes) with Chicken and Mushrooms, and so much more. And of course she's including her favorite Ukrainian desserts, including Napoleon Torte, Cherry Vareniki (Dumplings), Apple Piroshki (Fried Pastries) and Waffle Rolls with Caramel Filling.
This cookbook will quickly become a beloved treasure for anyone who has ever lived in or visited Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Hungary and the other countries that make up Eastern Europe. Balancing nostalgic taste with the ingredients available in her California kitchen, Tatyana improves traditional dishes by brightening the flavors, streamlining the methods and curating the recipes to be appealing for today's busy cook with a sophisticated palate. For those from Eastern Europe, adventurous foodies curious about this part of the world and anyone who loves comfort food, you won't want to pass this one by.
Authentic Recipes for the Hearty, Comforting Foods of Eastern Europe
Bring the warming, fresh and savory flavors of Ukraine, Russia, Poland and beyond into your kitchen with this beautiful and personal collection of family recipes passed down through generations. From growing up in a close-knit Slavic community that gathered daily to celebrate food, Tatyana Nesteruk learned the art of honoring tradition while also making the recipes accessible for the modern home cook. Her simple instructions and treasure chest of time-honored dishes will have you flawlessly re-creating the food you love--or have yet to discover
Capturing the classic tastes of Eastern Europe is easy no matter where you live, thanks to Tatyana's nifty cooking hacks, such as rinsing cottage cheese to quickly transform it into the beloved Russian tvorog (farmer's cheese). Dive into timeless recipes like Beef and Cheese Piroshki (hand pies), Smoked Salmon and Caviar Blini and Classic Beef Borscht. Whip up epic main dishes like Shashliki (Shish Kebabs), Plov (Beef and Garlic Rice Pilaf) and Potato Latkes with Chicken, and pair them with delicious sides like Mushroom Buckwheat and Olivier Potato Salad for a truly unbeatable spread. With desserts like Sweet Cherry Pierogi, Russian Tea Cookies and Poppy Seed Roll, you'll be transported back to the old world by the end of the night. If you grew up eating this incredible cuisine, visited this part of the world and can't stop dreaming of the food, or are trying these authentic dishes for the first time, the unique, comforting and nostalgic flavors packed into Tatyana's recipes will send your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.