Home Food: Recipes from the founder of #CookForUkraine (Hardback)Olia Hercules (author)
From mouthwatering pasta with confit garlic to ‘life-giving’ rhubarb cake, Olia Hercules’ heartfelt and original recipe guide treats the reader to a range of dishes created for true comfort and culinary enjoyment.
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Book Awards Cookery Book 2023
100 comforting recipes that unite us no matter where we are from and where we end up.
In her most personal book yet, Olia Hercules distills a lifetime of kitchen curiosity into her 100 most loved recipes. She draws on her broad influences from all the places she has called home: her childhood in Ukraine; her years in Cyprus and Italy; her simple, plant-centric family meals in London; and the special festive recipes she has gleaned along the way.
The recipes are nostalgic like Potatoes of my Childhood, they are trade secrets like Pasta with Confit Garlic, they interweave every day like Joe's Beetroot, Cornichon, Feta and Potatoes, and they make everything okay like Life-giving Rhubarb Cake. These recipes have been hand written, handed down and shared among friends.
Dotted with vignettes from fellow chefs and food writers that explore different meanings and associations of home, this charming and extremely personal book from Olia offers irresistible recipes, charming storytelling and boundless heart.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
'Heartfelt storytelling and truly beautiful, honest food.' - Jamie Oliver
'Original, thought-provoking, beautiful. A wonderful book.' - Diana Henry
'This beautiful book makes me feel I'm in Olia's kitchen, which is just as much a joy as the exquisite but simple recipes.' - Nigella Lawson
'This is my favourite kind of cookbook: the useful kind full of solid ideas, stunning photos, beautiful writing and personal stories - the kind where the pages will quickly get dog-eared from regular use.' - Ravinder Bhogal
'This is a fabulous book [...] It will enable home cooks to produce extraordinary dishes which will become staples not just for our families, but for future generations.' - Henry Dimbleby
'Olia is not only an excellent and ingenious cook but is also a brilliantly exciting writer. Our understanding of the hugely diverse and endlessly fascinating culinary universe is richer every time she puts pen to paper.' - Andi Oliver
'It is impossible not to fall in love with Olia's cooking and writing - her warmth, good sense and good taste absolutely glows from the pages of her book.' - Itamar Srulovic
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“Beautiful writing, recipes and photos”
Evocative writing, doable recipes, lovely photographs. So far I have tried tomato rice and seeded rye bread, both excellent. Recommended.
As far as I understand, Olia has got Ukrainian background and supposedly the recipes should have some sort of Ukrainian origin if the recipes are Home Food. i am Ukrainian as well. I have never heard about most of the... More
“Delicious, accessible recipes”
I live in the US and purchased Home Food through Waterstones to avoid waiting for the US's later release date, and I'm so glad I did. I've made several recipes thus far, and all have been absolutely... More
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