Explore the rich and varied delights of authentic Polish cuisine with this wonderful collection of recipes. Among the distinctive dishes and Polish specialities are Red Borscht Soup, Hunters Stew, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, and Honey and Almond Cookies. Poland is a land where good food and warm hospitality is at the heart of everyday life. Rooted in the tradition of living off the land, staple ingredients such as cereal, fish, pork, game, and seasonal fruits are lovingly prepared to produce wholesome dishes that satisfy both body and soul. This delightful cookbook first explores the culinary traditions and key ingredients, which have had such an impact on the national cuisine. There then follows a carefully chosen collection of more than 25 step-by-step recipes. The nations best-loved dishes are featured including Potato Pancakes, Fried Carp in Breadcrumbs, Wild Boar with Sweet-and-sour Sauce, Poppy Seed Cake and Polish Cheesecake. Beautiful photographs of each finished dish and clear step-by-step text culminate in a book that captures the essence of Polish food and cooking, and will delight any lover of authentic national cusines.The author Ewa Michalik runs the Patio Restaurant in London, one of the oldest and most successful Polish restaurant in the city. The recipes in this book have been professionally written and have been properly tested in the authors own kitchen. Ingredients are measured out in metric and imperial and US cup measures are also included.