Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond

Author(s): Olia Hercules

Eastern Europe

From Olia Hercules - Observer Rising Star of 2015 '...a joyful celebration of Eastern European cooking' - Observer'This is more than your average cookbook' - Elle Decoration
'My present to myself: not to be played with until my own writing is done!' - Nigella Lawson'Exotic, earthy dishes, vibrant colours, big flavours. This is real cooking, written about with so much love' - Diana Henry'From stuffed cabbage leaves to garlicky poussins, Olia Hercules's recipes are redolent of long summers in her mother's Ukrainian garden; rich, nourishing and enhanced by her stint as an Ottolenghi chef' - Observer Food Monthly'There's something wonderful about food writer Olia Hercules' - The Telegraph'The hottest new voice in food' - delicious. Magazine'she will enchant your kitchen' - Grazia Mamushka is a celebration of the food and flavours of the "Wild East" - from the Black Sea to Baku and Armenia to Azerbaijan, with over 100 recipes for fresh, flavourful and unexpected dishes from across the region. From the Moldovan giant cheese twist and Ukrainian buns with potatoes & shallots to Garlicky Georgian poussins with spicy plum chutney and Armenian pickled wet garlic; to Napoleon cake, Wasp nest buns and Apricot & sour cherry pie. To top it off, why not enjoy a digestif of Winter punch or Blackcurrant vodka? Olia Hercules will entice you with evocative new flavours and ingredient combinations that will leave you asking yourself why you haven't been eating Ukrainian food all your life!


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Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus for 5 years before moving to London to study a BA in Italian language, followed by an MA in Russian and English. A number of jobs followed before her interest in food as an amateur reached its apogee and she decided to retrain as a chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine. She kicked off her culinary career working at London's Union Market before landing her dream job as a chef-departie for Ottolenghi's. After having her son, and filming for The Food Network, Olia has been writing for Sainsbury's, The Recipe Kit, and the Guardian. Olia is the Observer's Rising Star in Food 2015. Find out more about Olia at and check out her latest video for the Guardian:

General Fields

  • : 9781784720384
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : 1.03
  • : June 2015
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Olia Hercules
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 641.59475
  • : very good
  • : 240
  • : 200 colour illustrations