From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food

From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food


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With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland's vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook—nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country—offers a tantalizing look into the turbulent history of this beautiful region. In a Polish Country House Kitchen celebrates long-distance friendships with a love of food at the core, bringing the good, sustaining foods of Anne's Polish country home into kitchens the world over.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452110554
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 531,321
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Anne Applebaum is the author of four books, including Gulag: A History, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. She is a columnist for the Washington Post and, and director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London. She lives in Poland, Washington, D.C., and London.

Danielle Crittenden blogs for the Huffington Post and her articles and essays have appeared in publications as wide-ranging as the Wall Street Journal and Ladies' Home Journal. The author of three books, she lives in Washington, D.C.

Bogdan and Dorota Bialy are food photographers in Poland.



Date of Birth:

July 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.


B.A., Yale University, 1986; M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1987; St. Antony¿s College, Oxford

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From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very interesting cookbook. It is mainly old polish recipes with a modern twist. The ingredients are not that hard to find, your local grocery store will do. Only a few recipes call for more hard to find items. Very well written and organized. Many of the recipes are everyday while some are more "special occasion". If you enjoy Polish cuisine then this book is filled with great ideas to change up the typical Polish fare. Would highly recommend to cooks with moderate to high kitchen skills, that like unique flavors.
DSJames More than 1 year ago
i was a little skeptical when they talked about about how they had changed recipes to accommodate modern kitchens and western foodstuffs, bu the recipes that I tried turned out to be spot-on with the taste-memories from my grandmother's kitchen. A wealth of old-country comfort food ideas.
PaulBadger More than 1 year ago
Honestly, anyone who has ever had Polish food knows its rather delicious. Russian and German mixed together with some excellently unique taste combinations. The authors of this cookbook know this, and they mix easy to follow recipes with anecdotes about the food itself and they create an excellent cookbook. Very recommended.