The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A Celebration of Home Baking and Nostalgic Treats (Hardcover)

The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A Celebration of Home Baking and Nostalgic Treats By Ren Behan, Nassima Rothacker (Photographs by) Cover Image

The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A Celebration of Home Baking and Nostalgic Treats (Hardcover)

By Ren Behan, Nassima Rothacker (Photographs by)

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A collection of traditional and modern Polish baking and dessert recipes including babkas, cheesecakes, tarts, pastries, and all things sweet and celebratory.

A collection of traditional and modern Polish baking and dessert recipes including babkas, cheesecakes, tarts, pastries, and all things sweet and celebratory. Ren Behan takes you from everyday baking to celebrations in this comprehensive, modern take on Polish sweet treats, and draws on influences from across central and Eastern Europe.

Honey, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, citrus peel, cherries, sweet whipped cheese… With these warming scents and flavors, Ren Behan takes you from everyday baking to carnival doughnuts in a comprehensive tour of Polish sweet treats. Traditional and modern Polish recipes include babkas, cheesecakes, tarts, pastries, and all things sweet and celebratory. With modern twists and bold, folkloric styling, The Sweet Polish Kitchen will link traditional recipes with current trends, designed to bring the spirit of Polish patisserie and bakes to a new audience.

Poland’s rich, multi-national café culture underpins these recipes, which draw on many influences; the first patisseries in Warsaw were opened by Italian and Swiss immigrants, and there are also borrowings from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, Lithuania and Belarus. A new and delicious baking world is in your hands!
Ren Behan is a food writer of Polish descent, who is inspired by both her heritage and the fast-changing food landscape in Poland. Her writing and recipes are an exciting fusion of both traditional and modern Eastern European cuisine. Ren writes for JamieOliver.com, GreatBritishChefs.com and her own highly popular blog RenBehan.com. Her recipes have been featured in leading publications such as delicious and BBC GoodFood, and she has been a judge at The Guild of Food Writers Awards. Her first book, Wild Honey and Rye is also published by Interlink.
Product Details ISBN: 9781623717179
ISBN-10: 1623717175
Publisher: Interlink Books
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
“Drawing from her Polish background, Poland’s history, and her personal love of sweets, Behan (Wild Honey and Rye, 2019) introduces readers to the influences in Polish food and the concept of Polish hospitality in this cookbook that's like looking through a fairy-tale cottage, with cakes and cookies set for teatime … Home cooks and bakers into all things cottage-core and soft living will love cozying up to this beautiful and functional book filled with lovely, simply elegant bakes.”
— Booklist

“Behan (Wild Honey and Rye) offers a cozy and approachable guide to creating Polish desserts at home. Traditional sweets … take center stage. Behan also includes enticing modern desserts … Equally exciting is the rich historical and cultural context Behan provides … Cooks of all levels will be able to follow Behan’s straightforward instructions with ease. This memorable volume is a must for home bakers and Polonophiles alike.”
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[A] thoughtful, thorough look at the sweeter side of Polish kitchens. Behan starts off with culinary tips, necessary equipment, and advice on stocking a Polish baking pantry and then delves into a full panoply of delicious treats … Scattered throughout are recipes with remembrances … which offer a fascinating glimpse into the culinary culture of Poland and Central Europe … Infused with all the warmth and charm of a babcia, Behan’s excellent introduction to the best of classic and modern Polish baking is a true delight.”
— — Library Journal

“Behan (Wild Honey and Rye) offers a cozy and approachable guide to creating Polish desserts at home. Traditional sweets … take center stage. Behan also includes enticing modern desserts … Equally exciting is the rich historical and cultural context Behan provides … Cooks of all levels will be able to follow Behan’s straightforward instructions with ease. This memorable volume is a must for home bakers and Polonophiles alike.”
— — Publishers Weekly

“An evocative introduction to Polish cooking.”
— —Nigella Lawson on Wild Honey and Rye

“This is a must-have for me.”
— –Sabrina Ghayour on Wild Honey and Rye

“In the hands of creative chef Behan, traditional Polish cooking enters the twenty-first century. Contemporary emphases on freshness and lightness…this will inspire updates and adaptations to traditional Polish cooking.”
— —Booklist on Wild Honey and Rye

“Ren Behan’s Wild Honey and Rye transforms the treasured foods of her Polish forbears into fresher, lighter recipes… Clearly written and enhanced with many personal anecdotes, the book…is a colorful, informative tour of Polish food by an author who has deep roots in Poland and is proud to share her cultural inheritance.”
— —Foreword on Wild Honey and Rye

“Behan debuts a refreshingly contemporary Polish cookbook, packed with appealing recipes that embrace modern and global influences… Suitable for cooks of all skill levels… A treasury of traditional and modern Polish home cooking that will intrigue and challenge home cooks.”
— —Library Journal (starred review) on Wild Honey and Rye

“[A] splendid homage to her culinary heritage…with vibrant photos that bring the hearty comfort food to life. Behan’s culinary portrait illuminates the timeless appeal of Poland’s evolving, cosmopolitan cuisine.” ?
— —Publishers Weekly on Wild Honey and Rye