Author(s): Beata Zatorska; Simon Target
Part memoir and part travelogue, this unique cookbook that the story of Beata Zatorska's childhood in rural Poland, mixing stories of her youth and her grandmother's handwritten recipes with stunning photos of Poland in summer. Included are more than 60 recipes for traditional Polish home cooked meals, from poppyseed cake and pierogi to fruit-flavored summer liqueurs. The photography--ranging across locales such as Warsaw, Poznan, the Tatra Mountains, and the Baltic Sea--showcases the Polish landscape and its influence on the country's distinct cuisine.
Beata Zatorska was born in Jelenia Gora in southwest Poland. She started her medical studies in Wroclaw but graduated from the University of Sydney, and now works as a family doctor in Australia. Her fascination with medicine began on long mountain walks with her grandmother - a professional chef who taught her the use of herbs and wildflowers in cooking and healing. Like many Poles who live away she has kept her country in her heart over the years. When she finally returned to Poland, the first thing she did was leap into a wild rose bush to smell the petals - the scent of her Polish childhood.
Chapter 1: Rose Petal Jam - A Polish Childhood Chapter 2: Return of the Stork - Prussian Palaces and the Karkonosze Mountains Chapter 3: Summer in Poland - Wroclaw - Poznan - Wielkopolska - Baltic Sea - Gdansk - Torun - Warszawa - The Heart of Poland - Zamosc - Castles on the Border - Tatra Mountains - Krakow - A New Polish Home Map of Poland - List of Polish Recipes - Index -Acknowledgments