Blue Danube Cookbook

The Blue Danube Cookbook is a 1967 vintage cookbook that takes you on a culinary journey down the Danube, with recipes from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, and Bulgaria. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 258 pages. 

Copyright: 1967 

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 

Author: Maria Kozslik Donovan 

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Description: The romantic Danube's finest dishes, presented together for the first time, with a charming background of history, anecdotes and menus. Drawings by the author. 

On its journey to the Black Sea, the beautiful Danube flows through five countries of the old Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and through virtually five different gastronomic worlds. Here is a culinary foray off the beaten track, a collection of the best in Middle European cooking -- from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania and Bulgaria. 

Maria Kozslik Donovan has lived in or visited each of these countries, and in The Blue Danube Cookbook she puts to use her complete familiarity with their cuisine -- both its classics and its lesser- known surprises. Over 175 recipes are arranged in five categories: Soups; Fish, Game and Poultry; Meat; One-Course Meals, Garnishes and Salads; and Cakes and Desserts. From Yugoslavia, there's Dalmatian Oyster Soup; from Czechoslovakia, her justly renowned Dumplings. From Bulgaria comes Fish Stew Balkan Style, as well as many yogurt recipes that have commanded worldwide medical attention. Among the scores of other unusual dishes are Austrian Truffled Turkey, Hungarian Veal Paprika and delectable Black Forest Cherry Cake. 

All the recipes have been tested by the author and adapted for American kitchens, and all ingredients are available in this country. Capturing the flavor of diverse backgrounds, the text is enlivened by colorful anecdotes on each locale, and numerous drawings by the author. 


Condition: Dust jacket has small tears and shelf wear. Further good condition. 

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