Most people associate Poland with kielbasa sausage and other rich, heavy meat dishes, often served with cold vodka. But there's so much more to Polish cuisine. In this refreshing approach, food writer Michał Korkosz presents a new take on traditional Polish dishes, with over 80 comforting, vegetable-forward recipes. Korkosz, the winner of the 2017 Saveur Blog Award for best food blog photography, displays his stunning photographs in this unique cookbook to bring an oft-ignored cuisine to the forefront in a new and inventive way.
The vibrant recipes, like Brown Butter Scrambled Eggs and Creamy Cucumber Salad, make Polish cooking relevant and delicious for anyone, anywhere. His passion for the food of his homeland shines through, as he reveals a new side of Poland through its beautiful fruits, vegetables, grains, and herbs, while still evoking the beloved traditions of his mother and grandmother.
The vegetables are the stars, but Korkosz does not shy away from using butter, gluten, or sugar, because, he says, “life is too short.” The result is a selection of mouthwatering recipes, like Buckwheat Bliny with Sour Cream, Sourdough Rye, with Cultured Kefir Butter; Chilled Beet Soup with Cucumber, Radish, and Dill; Salt-brined Dill Pickles; Orange Apple Pie with Meringue and Streusel; and, of course, pierogi of all kinds. Paired with Korkosz’s award-winning photography, this unique and fresh book redefines Polish cuisine as we know it.