Cooking From the Heart of Europe
Cooking From the Heart of Europe brings you a mix of foods from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and South Germany ... all in one volume. Recipes follow metric measurements.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages.
Publisher: David & Charles
Author: Robin Howe
Description: Central Europe is an area traditionally known for its good food. This is not the exotic fare of great restaurants but the recipes of housewives from town and country which depend greatly on the skill and imagination of the cook. Feast days may call for luxuries such as duck, goose and turkey but there are many other days when vegetables are made into the main course, and when heavy but healthy and satisfying soups plus a salad or some cheese constitutes the meal itself. In many dishes the basic ingredient is stretched to cope with large and hungry families and nothing is wasted, not a scrap escapes the pot. Such recipes have particular value to today's cooks when ever-rising prices make the homely dumpling particularly acceptable. There are also suggestions for casseroles with a difference, new ways with fish, original soups and mouth-watering cakes and pastries.
People from this part of Europe have married into other communities and are scattered throughout the world, yet many still retain their native customs and foods. As well as bringing some such needed variety to our own family meals this book should help to keep bright the memory of traditional dishes to those now thousands of miles from their homelands.
Robin Howe is among the top flight of world-recognized cookery writers, having published over 20 books, including the famous Dictionary of Gastronomy with Andre Simon and many for the International Wine and Food Society. Mrs. Howe now lives in Italy but has traveled and worked in many countries, from Europe to the Far East, including the United States. Not only has she tested all the recipes in her own kitchen, she has also sampled most of them in their country of origin.
Condition: Good condition.