Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey Estonia Latvia Lithuania (Hardback)
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Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey Estonia Latvia Lithuania (Hardback)

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In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing culinary influences and cultural exchange. Food is author Zuza Zak's doorway to a deeper understanding of this region, its rich history, its culture and what makes it tick.

Her recipes explore new culinary horizons, are grounded in Baltic tradition and inspired by contemporary trends, making them modern, unique and easy to recreate at home. In addition to recipes and travel stories, there are snippets of poetry, literature, songs and proverbs, adding a rich layer that makes Amber & Rye a cultural reference point for travellers as well as a showcase for the vibrant new cuisine of the Baltic States.

Amber & Rye explores Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga, all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, steeped in history and culture, guiding you around the cities, sharing stories and discovering a dynamic, new style of cooking.

Perfect for fans of Olia Hercules (Mamushka, Kaukasis), Regula Ysewijn (Pride and Pudding, Oats in the North) and Durkhanai Ayubi's Parwana.

"It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules

Publisher: Murdoch Books
ISBN: 9781911632733
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1120 g
Dimensions: 250 x 190 mm


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"It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules, Summer Kitchen, Mamushka,

'Zuza Zak deftly steers us from place to plate though the Baltic trisect of countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in her illuminating Amber & Rye, a cookbook brimming with approachable recipes and mouth-watering photographs.' Caroline Eden

Zuza Zak is truly the best ambassador for Eastern European culture and cuisine. This book is full of reach-in-and-grab photographs of both food on plates, but also recognisable ingredients full of nostalgia and toska (still yet to find the word for this in English!)

There's a sense of abundance and generosity in Zuza's writing, her storytelling and in the food itself. This book is as much a traveller's guide as it is a cook's compendium of Baltic cuisine. - Alice Zaslavsky, author of In Praise of Veg


'Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, Zuza Zak's new book offers a warmly personal insight into a vibrant cuisine of the little-know region of the Baltic states. Zuza's passion for the history, the folklore and the cuisine, shines through making Amber & Rye more than just a recipe book. It is a beautiful portrait of the region - its landscape, its history, its people and of course its food. Ranging from familiar Soviet-era classics to unique regional and modern gems, the recipes are versatile, exciting, inviting and full of flavour. This book is a real highlight within the culinary travelogue genre!' Alissa Timoshkina, author of Salt and Time:

Zuza has an enchanting way with recipe names and her flavour combinations are irresistible. Chanterelles & blueberries, Fermented beetroot elixir, Kaja's 'sour milk lady' with berries, Kama yoghurt with plum butter. This is food to fit with for the fairytale landscapes the book describes. Eleanor Ford, author of Fire Islands

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“A Baltic food journey.”

Not only is this book a beautifully photographed cookery book with delicious recipes but also a travelogue encouraging you to take a great journey through the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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“Stunning”

A gorgeous cookbook on what tends to be an overlooked region of cookery. Beautifully produced and intertwined with personal stories and photographs, it is sure to inspire you to travel to the Baltics by trying some of... More

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