Polish Classic Recipes - Cookbook
Laura and Peter Zeranski are a husband-and-wife team who have been cooking and eating classic Polish food together for decades. Peter Zeranski was born in Europe to Polish parents.
It was Peter’s mother who inspired him to undertake this project. Originally, he designed to update her cookbook, The Art of Polish Cooking, which is not only a foundational work on Polish cuisine, but also has been a best-seller for more than 40 years. A completely new project evolved from this aim, and Polish Classic Recipes-complete with 100 stunning photographs-was completed.
Designed for the modern kitchen yet retaining traditional roots, each heritage recipe in the book has been tested to perfection. Showcased alongside beautiful photography and with titles given in both Polish and English, recipes range from cucumber salad and beet soup to pork cutlets and potato pancakes. A chapter devoted to pierogi presents the dumplings with an assortment of fillings, and the final chapter of sweets tops off any meal in true Polish fashion. Accompanied by notes on Polish holiday customs, history, and menu pairing suggestions, these dishes offer a flavorful sample of the Polish dining experience, as passed down from generation to generation.
Polish Classic Recipes provides a cross section of memorable and authentic dishes. Organized by course, the offerings range from appetizers and salads to sides and sweets, featuring the most iconic and national of dishes––Hunter’s Stew and Barszcz––alongside simple peasant fare and a handful of desserts, including honey cake, poppy seed rolls, and chocolate mazurka.