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Wild Honey and Rye: Recipes from a Modern Polish Kitchen In this refreshing approach to Polish cuisine, food writer and blogger Ren Behan takes us on a journey to discover the new tastes of her beloved culinary heritage The food of eastern Europe, long misunderstood in the West, is changing the focus is swinging away from heavy dumplings and stews towards lighter, healthier, fresh and seasonal recipes, served in contemporary ways In this beautiful collection of recipes, Ren brings us the very best of the Polish kitchen, inspired both by the food of her childhood and by the new wave of flavours to be found in the trendy restaurants, cafes and farmers markets of modern Poland Alternative grains, such as rye, spelt, buckwheat and millet make an appearance in risottos, as do fresh fruit preserves and pickles, infused honeys, seasonal and raw salads, light broths, delicious cakes and flavoured liqueurs No book on Polish food would be complete without pierogi, the classic dumplings, and of course they are here, with other substantial dishes such as meatballs, goulash and cutlets, as you might expect, but you will also see them in a new light filled with strawberries and served with honey and pistachios Pink sauerkraut adorns vegan pastry rolls, ribs are slowly braised with honey and vodka, a fresh cucumber salad with sour cream and dill sets off a homely dish of meatballs, and Polish charcuterie sits atop the darkest rye bread An evocative and inspiring collection of recipes, which truly celebrates all the good things the food of Poland has to offer, and which will leave your mouth watering


14 thoughts on “Wild Honey and Rye: Recipes from a Modern Polish Kitchen

  1. Jochen Mosthaf Jochen Mosthaf says:

    Die polnische K che ist zu Recht nicht ber hmt, weil die Ausrottung der Elite und damit der Kochkultur der Bourgeoise und des Adels im 2 Weltkrieg und 40 Jahre Armut und Sozialismus fast alles kaputtgemacht haben Es gibt Anzeichen eines Neuanfangs keine Wiedergeburt Nicht in den vielen polnischen Restaurants der grossen St dte, wo verhunzte Versionen


  2. R M R M says:

    This is a beautifully written book I have bought many Polish recipe books in the past in the hope to relive my childhood holidays in Poland, but as they use different measurements even in one recipe , and write it in such a way that you already need to know how to cook, I haven t been successful in trying to recreate those recipes These recipes have be


  3. Beataben Beataben says:

    The first things that impressed me before I got into the cooking side of things were the photographs and the very personal tone the author brings to her cooking story There s obviously a quiet passion for her roots and her childhood I can imagine her as a child watching her mother or grandmother preparing these dishes in her kitchen.The recipes, whether


  4. Mrs J Magee Mrs J Magee says:

    This beautiful book is full of delicious, modern Polish recipes I ve been dipping in and out since arrived, and everything I ve made has been perfect The recipe are clear and precise, the book is beautifully written, Ren Behan has a great depth, knowledge and understanding of Polish food A must for anyone interested in international cuisine and for any P


  5. julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer says:

    A lovely book, bringing an up to date look at traditional Polish dishes This book is written in English, in contrast to the usual Polish cookery books which are translated from Polish, resulting in misunderstandings with ingredients and quantities as I know to my cost These easy to follow recipes are enhanced by Ren Behan s friendly writing style Whilst d


  6. Anneka Anneka says:

    Absolutely overwhelmed by just how excellent Wild Honey and Rye is It s simple enough to follow for the newbie, yet has real depth and such warmth, it brings back memories of being in the kitchen with my Mama and Babcia as a child You have so nailed the atmosphere of our youth A million times better than all the Polish cookbooks I have collected which assu


  7. Aggie Aggie says:

    This is a beautiful cook book very personal, engaging and does a fabulous job of introducing Polish cooking As someone of Polish heritage, I love Polish food but have found it quite labour intensive to make This book has got me cooking The recipes are traditional favourites with a modern twist and really easy to make I love it.I travel to Poland and often t


  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    What a way to bring back the taste of my childhood while at my grandparents with this thoughtfully put together book translates authentic polish cooking into a down to earth approach that anyone can adopt All of the classic favourite are in there as well as some hearty dishes that everyone across Europe would love This will be my new staple go to cookbook fo


  9. Amy L Amy L says:

    A wonderful cookbook packed with so many delicious recipes There is something really comforting about this book It reminds me of old school home cooking I m not Polish but this book makes me want to explore polish cuisine even .


  10. julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer says:

    My polish friends absolutely loved this book It was full of little stories about polish sausage and perogi..


  11. TashaT TashaT says:

    Such a beautiful book Packed with recipes and stunning pictures Feels very accessible, instructions are clear and easy to follow.


  12. SWMBO SWMBO says:

    This has fast become my go to cook book when looking for the unusual yet straightforward to make The author s writing is lovely it is clear that she has cooked every dish The pictures are also fab.


  13. julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer julies-sex-toys.co.uk Customer says:

    200 pages of recipe s I m sure the book will be very much appreciated Nice hardback and thick pages Bought as a gift.


  14. Monika Monika says:

    Love the book and recipes, tried few of them out and the dishes are turning out perfect, my favourite are kopytka, a Polish version of gnocchi Finally a good Polish cookery book with a modern twist.


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