Monday, May 29, 2017

The Adriatic Kitchen

The Adriatic Kitchen

Recipes Inspired by the Seasonal Abundance of Korčula

NZ author Barbara Unković

 Take a gastronomic journey to sun-drenched Croatia, with this rustic cookbook celebrating the best of slow cooking traditions.
Barbara Unković has always been drawn to the land of her father, the sun-soaked Croatian island of Korčula in the Adriatic Sea. She spent several years living there, in the seaside village of Račišće, immersed in its way of life, its culture, history and food.
Now, inspired by the island’s culinary traditions and its abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients, Barbara has produced The Adriatic Kitchen, a delightful, rustic cookbook full of gorgeous recipes and evocative memories.
From the vivid tangerine blooms of pomegranate stems in spring, to grapes and olives ‘beginning to grow fat and ripen’ beneath the intense heat of the Adriatic summer sun, Barbara viscerally evokes her love of place and intoxication with a landscape and culture overflowing with the rich bounty of the soil and sea.
Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread (fragrantly basted with sharp lemoncello); Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Vanilla Horseshoe Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad.
Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island, The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.
About the author:
Barbara Unković is of Croatian and English descent and a cousin to DH Lawrence. She is the author of six published books and specializes in flash fiction. Barbara is the recipient of more than 30 writing awards in the United Kingdom and United States, including three International Book Awards and one USA Best Book Award.
Growing and cooking wholesome organic food has been a pivotal part of the rich life she has shared with husband and chef Denis.
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Cobb Salad
David, 26 May

The first avocado I ever had was at Scandia restaurant in Los Angeles and I hated it. The slippery little green cubes avoided my fork, until I managed to spear one. Once I did, I swallowed it – reluctantly, then avoided the rest of them on my plate. I’m not sure how I came to eventually love them, but the city of Los Angeles is a little like that as well; You might not like it at first, but it definitely grows on you.

Half of my family is from there so I got to visit them, and the city, during Christmas vacations when I was a kid. Leaving the East Coast snow behind and stepping out of the plane into the 8075º heat, and learning that people had actual swimming pools in their back yard, was a revelation.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Decadent Desserts

25 May 2017
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Biang Biang Noodles
Savour cosy nights in with moreish Biang Biang Noodles with Spicy Cumin Lamb.
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Indulge in a tasty sweet treat of Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse and Hazelnut Biscuits.
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