Classic German CookbookAuthor: Lesley Chamberlain Catherine Atkinson Trish Davies
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Staple stitched
Publish date: October 2007
70 favourite traditional recipes from Germany, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic A comprehensive, evocative collection of much-loved classics including sour cherry soup, sauerbraten, sachertorte, and apple strudel Contains more than 300 colour photographs, maps, and illustrations Includes soups and starters, meat and poultry, fish dishes, vegetables, grains and pasta, and desserts and bakes Each recipe tested and adapted to suit every cook and every type of kitchen Easy to follow step-by-step instructions throughout and a glorious picture of each finished dish Full of hearty and nourishing recipes brimming with variety and flavour The robust cuisines of Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have all proved enduringly popular across the world. Pork, tomatoes, and spices, particularly paprika, are the basis of many of the region's classic dishes, among them Pork Stew with Sauerkraut and Hungarian Goulash. Beef Stroganov is, of course, renowned, but perhaps it is the cakes and pastries that are the most famous culinary feature - Dobos Torta and Apple Strudel are just two mouthwatering examples.This book is a fascinating introduction to the food heritage of these countries and a comprehensive collection of traditional recipes. The book opens with an informative and practical description of the rich culinary history of the region and an overview of the traditional ingredients, techniques and flavours of the area. Then the heart of the book is the recipes, with sections on soups and starters, meat and poultry, fish dishes, vegetables, grains and pasta, and desserts and bakes are all included, with each recipe tested and adapted to suit every cook and any type of kitchen.Every recipe is shown in easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there are over 300 colour pictures throughout, including a portrait of every finished dish so the cook can see exactly the result they are aiming to achieve. Cook's hints and tips give fascinating insights into the background of this great culinary heritage.Full of hearty and nourishing recipes brimming with variety and flavour, this evocative and inspirational cookbook will delight all those new to the traditional cooking of Germany and Central Europe and introduce surprising new recipes to those who have already enjoyed the richness of this classic cuisine.