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Cooking Polish

From a Polish Country House Kitchen

90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food

by (author) Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden

photographs by Bogdan & Dorota Bialy

Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2012
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
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With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland's vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook-nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country-offers a tantalizing look into the turbulent historyof this beautiful region. In a Polish Country House Kitchen celebrates long-distance friendships with a love of food at the core, bringing the good, sustaining foods of Anne's Polish country home into kitchens the world over.

About the authors

ANNE APPLEBAUM is a journalist and leading expert on Russia. She was a member of the editorial board of the Washington Post between 2002 and 2006 and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker and the New Republic, among others, and she is the author of several books about central and eastern Europe, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. Her foreign affairs column appears biweekly in the Washington Post and Slate, and is syndicated around the world. Applebaum is currently the director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.

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Editorial Reviews

" This is Polish food for the modern palate: All of the flavors you would expect - sour pickles, tart beetroot, flavoursome game, bittersweet poppyseed - but lighter, fresher, and easier than ever before." -Nigella Lawson

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