The Food & Cooking of Romania & Bulgaria

The Food & Cooking of Romania & Bulgaria

Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, Over 65 Recipes, 370 Photographs

Book - 2010
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The cuisines of Romania and Bulgaria are a fascinating blend of both Eastern European and Mediterranean influences. Linked by a colourful history, they offer culinary delights based in the food of the powerful empire of the Ottomans and infused with the cooking of neighbours such as Hungary, Ukraine, Greece and Turkey. In this beautiful new book by well known author Silvena Rowe (writing here under her Bulgarian maiden name), an enlightening introduction describes the geography, vibrant history and rich culture of Romania and Bulgaria. The large fertile plains of Bulgaria, described as an ?Eden on Earth?, and the dramatically varied topography of Romania bless the two countries with rich natural produce and a robust, nutritious diet. A guide to the best local ingredients surveys the plentiful root crops in the north, the luscious ripe fruits growing in the foothills of the Carpathians, the speciality cheeses such as kashkaval and feta, and the fish in the Danube river and along the Black Sea coastline. Over 65 authentic dishes then present an exciting array of delicious options to try out in your kitchen. Chapters collect together appetizers and side dishes; vegetarian dishes and salads; soups and hotpots; fish and seafood; meat and poultry; and desserts and baking. Choose from everday classics such as Bulgarian Kebabcheta or Bucharest Hotpot or celebrate with festival dishes such as Carp Stuffed with Walnuts and Golden Spices. You can also try regional interpretations of the dishes of neighbouring countries, such as Meatballs Guvech or Babka (a sweet yeast cake), and recipes inspired by the abundant summer harvests, such as Baked Sweet Apricots or Fruit and Honey Pancakes. Packed with 300 inspirational images and sumptuous colour photographs of every recipe, this is an irresistible volume for those wanting to explore these mouthwatering cuisines from the heart of Eastern Europe.
Publisher: London : Aquamarine, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781903141755
1903141753
Branch Call Number: 641.59498 Lau
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Additional Contributors: Brigdale, Martin - Photographer

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singidunum_25
Feb 06, 2018

Nice intro into Romanian and Bulgarian history and culture. Excellent choice of vegetarian recipes and not sure where else you can find nettle kasha in cooking books or tomatoes stuffed with Feta cheese or red pepper caviar called lyutenica or braised sauerkraut with sweet paprika....Yum.... On sweet side, you can find recipes like: baked quinces in syrup ( tell me who does that anymore), baked sweet apricots, babka and etc. All of that and more in this book with over 65 recipes and 370 mouth drooling photographs!

McIndoo Dec 02, 2011

Excellent book! The pictures are wonderfully shot and the history lesson in both cultures is great too! Yum!

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