Feasts: Food for Sharing from Central and Eastern EuropeHardback
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- Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
- Format: Hardback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 212mm x 262mm x 24mm | 894g
- Publication date: 19 October 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1845331567
- ISBN 13: 9781845331566
- Illustrations note: c. 150 colour location & food photographs
- Sales rank: 1,221,758
The fresh ingredients and unfamiliar flavour combinations of Eastern Europe are really capturing the imaginations of shops and restaurants in the West, as borders open up and Europe is extended. Alongside delicious recipes from Bulgarian cook and food writer Silvena Rowe, "Feasts" features stunning location photography of the grand cafes and hotels, street markets, home kitchens, farms and patisseries of countries from Georgia to Hungary to Poland. In this stunning book, you'll find delicious dishes that are really attracting attention in the West. Stews such as goulash, light and delicate chilled summer soups, game fresh from the forest, fruit sauces for meat and smoked meat and fish dishes are just some of the types of dishes to be found in this book. Flavours such as horseradish, dill, caraway, and paprika, ingredients such as game, smoked fish and vodka, earthy vegetables such as beetroots, pumpkins and cabbages, and exotic fruits such as pomegranates, figs, quinces and plums - these are kind of ingredients that lie at the heart of this delightful book.
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Silvena Rowe is a Bulgarian cook and food writer. Her weekly column in The Guardian has been a huge success. She writes regularly for Delicious and Metro and is a consultant to The Gay Hussar - Britain's leading Eastern European restaurant. Jonathan Lovekin is a renowned food photographer whose work with Nigel Slater in The Observer is widely respected.
Table of contents
Introduction; Feast till the Break of Day; Ode to a Linden Tree; Starters and Small Bites; Apple of Many Seeds; Sweet and Sour; The Music of Orpheus; Marinades, Glazes, and Sauces; The Essence of Taste; Spices and Seeds; The Glory of my Fertile Valley; Fruits of Autumn; Happiness is Plenty of Vareniki; Dumpling Magic; Butter Week; Dairy; The Year's Finest Gifts; The Boyar Table.