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Polish cookery : Uniwersalna ksiazka kucharskadi
Ochorowicz-Monatowa, Maria.
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New York : Crown Publishers, [1986]

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viii, 314 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes index.
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Poland, like France, is a country where people really know food. One can stop at a wayside inn in the country or at a modest restaurant in a working-class city neighborhood and be served a meal worth remembering. Good food is a tradition.

Polish Cookery is an American adaptation of Uniwersalna Ksiazka Kucharska (The Universal Cookbook), long the most famous standard cookbook in Poland. All weights and measures have been converted to American usage, and suitable substitutions are provided for hard-to-get ingredients. The recipes range from the familiar to the exotic and include soups like Polish Mushroom and Barley Soup, Fresh Cabbage Soup, many variations of Barszcz, the famous Polish beet soup, and Sorrel Soup with Sour Cream.

The Poles are very fond of pates, dumplings, and meat pastries. In Polish Cookery, you'll find recipes for Meat Patties, Potato Croquettes, Venison Pastry, Partridge Pie, Game Pate, many variations on the celebrated Pierogi, or dough pockets, and Buckwheat Cakes.

Authentic entrees include Loin of Venison, Roast Wild Goose, Smothered Pike, Turkey in Madeira Sauce. Chicken Casserole with Currants, Smothered Duck in Caper Sauce, Hussar Pot Roast, Tenderloin Smothered in Sour Cream, and perhaps Poland's most famous dish, Bigos, or Hunter's Stew.

To round out the Polish meal, there are recipes for Mashed Turnips and Potatoes, Split Pea Fritters, Stuffed Kohlrabi, Fried Carrots, Mushroom Ramekins, and Pearl Barley with Dried Mushrooms.

Finally Polish Cookery offers such dessert treats as Almond Torte, Cracow Torte, Spice Cake, and Almond Babka.

Polish cuisine evolved over centuries, a combination of East and West, aristocratic hauteur and peasant fare. It is a rich culinary heritage that is faithfully represented here in Polish Cookery.

Author Notes

Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa is the author of Uniwersalna Ksiazka Kucharska (The Universal Cookbook) , a classic Polish cookbook translated and released in English as Polish Cookery .

Table of Contents

1 General Informationp. vi
2 Soupsp. 3
3 Soup Garnishesp. 23
4 Meat Pastries, Pates, Dumplings, and Croquettesp. 29
5 Fish and Shellfishp. 50
6 Poultry and Poultry Stuffingsp. 72
7 Beefp. 94
8 Vealp. 116
9 Lamb and Muttonp. 139
10 Porkp. 148
11 Venison, Game, and Game Birdsp. 159
12 Sauces for Meat, Fish, and Vegetablesp. 173
13 Vegetablesp. 190
14 Mushroomsp. 216
15 Mayonnaises and Aspicsp. 221
16 Saladsp. 232
17 Egg Dishesp. 239
18 Flour and Cereal Dishesp. 248
19 Pastries, Mazurkas, and Tortesp. 261
20 Souffles, Puddings, Strudels, etc.p. 275
21 Dessert Saucesp. 288
22 Party Recipesp. 290
Indexp. 301