Best of Polish Cooking

You will find Polish recipes for entertaining and special occasions inside the Best of Polish Cooking. Each chapter includes a menu featuring the recipes in the chapter. 

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Format: Softcover, 205 pages. 

Copyright: 1989 

Publisher: Hippocrene Books 

Author: Karen West 

ISBN: 9780870527982

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Description: Here is a delightful compilation of traditional Polish fare in easy-to-use menu format. The author has placed complementary and harmonious foods together and arranged them to follow the seasonal cycle. 

  • Spring offers delectable recipes for the beautiful foods which abound: Braised Spring Lamb with Cabbage, Baby Carrots Polonaise, Almond Baba, Wild Strawberries with Whipped Sour Cream. 
  • Summer's menus are cool and light, using fresh fruits and vegetables: Frosty Artichoke Salad, Individual Oyster Souffles, Fresh Peas with Dill Butter, Chilled Blueberry Soup. 
  • Autumn's recipes bring warmth and harvest's bounty to your kitchen and table: Polish Sausage Simmered in Wine, Apple Raisin Cake, Hunter's Stew, Rye Bread with Sweet Butter. 
  • Winter is full of hearty fare, brimming with holiday flavor: Christmas Almond Soup, Smoked Salmon Omelets, Christmas Eve Bread. 

Sprinkled through these seasonal delights are plenty of recipes for barshch, mazureks, sausages, babas, potato pancakes -- all the foods for which the Polish are justly famous, including a traditional Easter menu. 

There are 29 menus, each complete with all recipes included. Most can be prepared in advance -- perfect for entertaining enjoyment. So, whether you are Polish or simply adventuresome, invite your guests, pick your menu, steep your vodka and enjoy! Smacznego! 

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Condition: Good condition. 

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