"Stocking stuffer" Ukrainian recipes
IOWA CITY, Iowa - "Ukrainian Recipes," the latest in a series of "stocking stuffer" cookbooks in the popular recipe-card-file size format pesents Ukrainian cooking as one of the best homestyle cuisines of the world - basic, fresh, wholesome and nutritious.
Ukrainian food is not often found in restaurants, for it is a style of cooking best meant for families, for homecomings and for holidays. The majority of recipes in this book come from Ukrainian American homes, where Joanne Asala, who collected the recipes, shared the food and native traditions.
The cookbook's 160 pages include recipes for daily fare and festive celebrations. Notes and menus for traditional observances of Christmas, Easter and the wedding feast are included with the recipes. Among these are flummery, or "kutia," one of the most sacred of ritual dishes, Easter bread, or "paska," and honey nut cake.
On the cover is a photo of a three-pronged wood-carved candelabra. Examples of exquisite symbolic folk art, especially Easter eggs or pysanky, are found throughout the book with reference to the significance of the various designs.
Penfield Press has published 32 "stocking stuffer" titles.
The book is available via mail, postpaid, from: Penfield Press, 215 Brown St., Iowa City, IA 52245 Price: one for $6.95; two for $12, three for $18; four for $22.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, March 9, 1997, No. 10, Vol. LXV
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