The Food & Cooking of Romania & Bulgaria
Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, Over 65 Recipes, 370 PhotographsBook - 2010
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, 
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: 641.59498 Lau
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map