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The family gatherings, singing carols, the smell of a Christmas tree and, of course, the 12-course meal – a festive feast that everyone is waiting for the whole year! Such a meal requires a lot of preparation and reliable, tested recipes. That’s where the Polish Christmas Cookbook comes in!
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This beautifully curated collection of traditional, fail-proof recipes will help you bring festive spirit to your household. Whether you’re trying to stay connected with your roots, looking for special dishes to serve to your loved ones this Christmas or are simply curious about Polish traditions and flavours, this cookbook caters for all.
Here are some examples of the recipes included in this heirloom book. Each one of them will be the source of inspiration for the entire family, and will make your Christmas celebrations jolly, merry and special! In this illustrated cookbook, you’ll find dishes like:
… and many more!
First of all, the traditional Christmas dinner consists of 12 (yes, twelve!) courses. You think that’s too much? Well, you’d be the first one to complain! All the dishes are light, healthy and work to balance and enhance each other. They are consumed after a day of fasting, so everyone finds space in their belly for this sumptuous selection of dishes. There is no meat or alcohol on the Christmas table; instead, people enjoy fish and meals prepared from fresh local ingredients.
The dinner starts when the first star appears in the sky – that explains why all the children have their noses pressed against the window glass!
In every home you will see an extra seat prepared by the table, intended for an unexpected guest. This beautiful tradition is the quintessence of Polish hospitality, and it serves as a reminder to think about those in need.
Polish culinary traditions for Christmas vary depending on the region and family customs, but there are certain meals you will find on every dinner table. There is no Christmas without pierogi – the number one national dish in Poland. These finger-licking dumplings filled with fresh cabbage, cheese and potatoes or poppy seeds will make your mouth water!
Every Christmas dinner must also include at least one soup. Creamy mushroom, split pea or a gingerbread soup included in this e-book are all original, multidimensional combinations of ingredients.
Since there is no meat consumed on that day, the protein is provided in the form of fish. Patryk and Karolina share their family recipes for a fish soup, smoked mackerel spread and paprikash – all super healthy and full of nutrition.
And of course, last but not least, the desserts! No Christmas dinner would be complete without them. The rich Polish fruit cake “keks” and yummy kolacky are only some of the sweet recipes you will find in the e-book.
Wigilia, the Christmas Eve dinner, is the most time-honoured and widely cherished of Polish traditions. And the cuisine reflects that.
Simple layout, clear font and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make cooking a piece of cake, and an absolute pleasure.
The words of kitchen wisdom will teach you new tricks in your kitchen realm.
The recipes were tested and passed on in the family through generations – they are fail-proof and assessable to both beginner and advanced cooks.
Accessible recipes with few ingredients which can be found in any local grocery store.
The authors’ blog and a Facebook group on Polish cuisine are already followed by thousands of people, inspiring food lovers from all over the world.
This cookbook will give you a taste of traditional, regional cooking enjoyed over the centuries.
Playful, fun recipes will help you involve the little ones in cooking.
Inspiring festive recipes will be a real treat to your loved ones this Christmas.
The book is written with a personal touch and includes heart-warming family photos and stories.
Mouth-watering photos provided with each recipe help you visualise the dish and inspire you to get into the kitchen.
Versatile recipes are designed to suit all budgets, tastes and cookery levels.
Karolina and Patryk share their love for food and their heritage with joy and enthusiasm that is infectious!
Karolina and Patryk Klesta were born and grew up in Poland. After visiting over 50 countries, they realised that the most beautiful place had always been at their fingertips. They decided to show their love for the Polish cuisine and traditions to the rest of the world. Their blog and the Facebook group Polish Foodies are already followed by thousands of people, and the group of their fans is growing every day.
Easy and fast purchase – if you buy ebook, it will reach you in an electronic form right after the purchase. The paperback version will arrive within a few days (if you are living in Europe, USA, Canada, or Australia).
Intuitive, straightforward and easy-to-follow instructions which are achievable for any home cook; all the dishes can be prepared with very little practice and patience.
Mouth-watering, color photos provided with every recipe, making the book not only practical to use but also visually appealing.
Inspiring descriptions and backgrounds of every dish. Each recipe is accompanied by a brief commentary showing the background of the food.