Summer Kitchens: Recipes and Reminiscences from Every Corner of Ukraine


What is a 'summer kitchen'? In Ukraine, it means a small cooking space located in the vegetable garden, away from the main house. Calling on fond childhood memories and countless conversations and cooking sessions, Olia Hercules shows how you can truly make the most of summery ingredients to create new, inventive and utterly delicious plates of food.

Her recipes include Ukrainian favourites like burnt aubergine butter on tomato toast, sourdough garlic buns, poppyseed cake with elderflower and strawberries.  As you cook your way through generous salads, more-ish mains and sweet delights, you'll discover a way of cooking that is both traditional and contemporary, because these techniques and flavour combinations have been handed down through generations, yet reworked for every home kitchen. 

'A complete revelation' NIGELLA LAWSON

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