The Food and Cooking of Romania & Bulgaria: Ingredients and Traditions in Over 65 Recipes

The Food and Cooking of Romania & Bulgaria: Ingredients and Traditions in Over 65 Recipes


By (author) Silvena Johan Lauta


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  • Publisher: AQUAMARINE
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 290mm x 20mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 16 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1903141753
  • ISBN 13: 9781903141755
  • Illustrations note: over 300 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 449,645

Product description

In this beautiful new book, an enlightening introduction describes the geography, history and vibrant culture of Romania and Bulgaria, including a section on festivals and traditions. An expert guide to all the locally produced ingredients follows. Over 60 recipes then offer an authentic taste of the Romanian and Bulgarian cuisine. The core of the book consists of chapters on Appetizers and side dishes, Vegetarian dishes and salads, Soups and hotpots, Fish, Meat and poultry, and Desserts and baking. Recipes include Thracian Tomato Bake, the classic Bulgarian Shopska Salad, and Spinach fritters as well as Chicken and Thyme Fricasee, a festive dish of Carp Stuffed with Walnuts and Golden Spices, and Babka, the sweet Romanian yeast cake.

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Author information

Bulgarian-born Silvena Johan Lauta is an expert in the cuisines of Eastern and Central Europe. Her passion for food stems from her early experience running a family restaurant in Bulgaria, as well as working in a restaurant in the old USSR. She is the culinary brains behind The Baltic restaurant in London. She has worked as a recipe consultant for Marks & Spencer and was recently the food consultant on David Cronenberg's feature film, Eastern Promises. She appears regularly on television and has written for many newspapers and magazines.