Polish Cooking

Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa | Andre Deutsch

SKU: 474-POL

English-speaking people who find Polish names hard to remember can safely think of Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa as "Poland's Mrs. Beeton". That is, indeed, her standing. At the turn of the century she published her Universal Cook Book and it became at once the Bible of the Polish Kitchen. Jean Karsavina has cut out the more complicated and time-consuming of its 2,200 recipes but has had to do very little editing to the many which remain. A clear-minded and practical cook is easy to follow whether she writes today, or half a century ago.

The cuisine represented is magnificent, reflecting on the one hand the elegant and sumptuous existence of the Polish aristocracy, with a marked French influence, and on the other the sturdy practicality of peasant life.

This is not just a book, but the book on Polish cooking.”

Condition + Era

Good - Has more visible surface wear such as small chips or deeper scratches.