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"It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern "It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing with it culinary influences and cultural exchange. All three Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, steeped in history and culture. Amber & Rye explores this exciting part of Eastern Europe, guiding you around the capitals, sharing stories and discovering a dynamic, new style of cooking. Contextualized within the Baltics' rich history and culture, the food is a doorway to a deeper understanding of the region and what makes it tick. The recipes explore new culinary horizons, are grounded in Baltic tradition, yet inspired by contemporary trends, making them modern, unique and easy to recreate at home. And in addition to the recipes and travel stories, there are snippets of poetry, literature, songs and proverbs, adding a rich layer that makes Amber & Rye a cultural reference point for travellers as well as a showcase for the vibrant new cuisine of the Baltic States.


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"It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern "It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing with it culinary influences and cultural exchange. All three Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, steeped in history and culture. Amber & Rye explores this exciting part of Eastern Europe, guiding you around the capitals, sharing stories and discovering a dynamic, new style of cooking. Contextualized within the Baltics' rich history and culture, the food is a doorway to a deeper understanding of the region and what makes it tick. The recipes explore new culinary horizons, are grounded in Baltic tradition, yet inspired by contemporary trends, making them modern, unique and easy to recreate at home. And in addition to the recipes and travel stories, there are snippets of poetry, literature, songs and proverbs, adding a rich layer that makes Amber & Rye a cultural reference point for travellers as well as a showcase for the vibrant new cuisine of the Baltic States.

35 review for Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey Estonia Latvia Lithuania

  1. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    What did I expect from a deluxe recipe book featuring the cuisine of the Baltic states? Well, despite not remembering what I ate when I was there (it was 1996, after all) I thought to see something semi-Scandinavian, semi-Russian, definitely hanging on granny's instructions and ideas. Oh, and if I were to follow the book to any extent I'd have to stock up on dill. Lots of dill. I think I expected something a bit more in tuned with my own way of cooking, however – this involves a lot of high-end, What did I expect from a deluxe recipe book featuring the cuisine of the Baltic states? Well, despite not remembering what I ate when I was there (it was 1996, after all) I thought to see something semi-Scandinavian, semi-Russian, definitely hanging on granny's instructions and ideas. Oh, and if I were to follow the book to any extent I'd have to stock up on dill. Lots of dill. I think I expected something a bit more in tuned with my own way of cooking, however – this involves a lot of high-end, hard-to-source ingredients (Latvian green cheese, anyone?!), smokers, and a lot of fiddle-faddling to get the honest, home-made style and speciality flavours. As a book it looks a fine one – we get the usual "journey" typical of such books, proving the recipes are echt, and catering for a visual flavour of the places these dishes come from. All this is present and correct. The recipes are not strictly done by country, even if we seem to be visiting separate cities in every chapter. Instead we get breakfast baking, starters, salads, mains, fish and finally the other accompaniments (which ease your mind at the "first ferment your beetroot" instruction elsewhere). To my mind this cuisine fits very well into the whole foods ethos – proper use of natural grains, seasonal produce, local fish (yes, that means local to wherever we are, it doesn't always have to come from the Baltic), and so on – and the use of anything that had been seasonal but has since been pickled, fermented and otherwise stored. It all sounds suitably lovely, in the hands of more adept chefs than I will ever be. Not every dish gets a photograph, but I don't think you're ever left hanging, and there are tips on sourcing the specific things that will be new to your shelves. So while my use of these recipes won't be as often as wished by the creators here, I will indulge. I might start at the end with the home-made poppy seed fudge, which was never something I thought to type. For one thing, it uses no dill. Four stars then, at least, for this latest kiek in den koek.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Thirkettle-Kayser

    What a lovely book! Amber & Rye is much more than a cookbook. It is an experience that we make with Zuza Zak, who takes us on a journey to reconnect with her roots, walk in her grandma's footsteps, and explore the Baltic States. The book guides the reader through a bit of history and context of each of the locations, just enough to set the scene and create the atmosphere. With each step of the journey, we discover the culinary culture of this part of the world. We explore the use of ingredients w What a lovely book! Amber & Rye is much more than a cookbook. It is an experience that we make with Zuza Zak, who takes us on a journey to reconnect with her roots, walk in her grandma's footsteps, and explore the Baltic States. The book guides the reader through a bit of history and context of each of the locations, just enough to set the scene and create the atmosphere. With each step of the journey, we discover the culinary culture of this part of the world. We explore the use of ingredients which we are not familiar with, and we learn a lot about very interesting cooking techniques like curing, fermenting, pickling and more. I found it fascinating because I did not know anything about the cuisine of this part of the world before I opened this book and I learned a lot. I am definitely going to try Linda's tomato tart with Latvian green cheese , the fish soups, Greta's Medutis honey layer cake and the pumpkin buns. There is plenty in this book for those of us who wish to explore a new experience for our tastebuds. I definitely recommend this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Date reviewed/posted: April 29, 2021 Publication date: June 10, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in Date reviewed/posted: April 29, 2021 Publication date: June 10, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. "It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book." Olia Hercules In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing with it culinary influences and cultural exchange. All three Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, steeped in history and culture. Amber & Rye explores this exciting part of Eastern Europe, guiding you around the capitals, sharing stories and discovering a dynamic, new style of cooking. Contextualized within the Baltics' rich history and culture, the food is a doorway to a deeper understanding of the region and what makes it tick. The recipes explore new culinary horizons, are grounded in Baltic tradition, yet inspired by contemporary trends, making them modern, unique and easy to recreate at home. And in addition to the recipes and travel stories, there are snippets of poetry, literature, songs and proverbs, adding a rich layer that makes Amber & Rye a cultural reference point for travellers as well as a showcase for the vibrant new cuisine of the Baltic States. This is not really a cookbook, per see, but more of a travelogue of the Baltic areas for your mind and stomach. I enjoyed reading about the areas and the food, although I am not sure if my touchy stomach would want me to make many of the recipes...but that is me and my stomach's dislike of pork. The recipes included are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. What I especially love about the book is that it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!) I will recommend this to the foodies in my life along with my patrons, bookclubs and strangers on the tube who are reading: I find that once they figure out that I am a Canadian and not a Trump-loving MAGA-idiot they like to discuss books. (lol!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🐖 🐖 🐖 🐖 🐖 

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pauline Knox

    In short, I think this is a fabulous book and a very pleasing addition to my library of recipe books. But to be fair it isn’t just a cook book, it contains a beautifully descriptive narrative of a region of the world that I really knew very little about, and I found this fascinating also. The combination of narrative, photos and interesting recipes that I’d never encountered makes this a great book. I would definitely recommend this book. My thanks to NetGalley, Murdoch Books and Zuza Zak for all In short, I think this is a fabulous book and a very pleasing addition to my library of recipe books. But to be fair it isn’t just a cook book, it contains a beautifully descriptive narrative of a region of the world that I really knew very little about, and I found this fascinating also. The combination of narrative, photos and interesting recipes that I’d never encountered makes this a great book. I would definitely recommend this book. My thanks to NetGalley, Murdoch Books and Zuza Zak for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alina M.

    The stories and the recipes from the Baltic countries that can be found in this book make this book a must have on the shelves of people who like cooking and trying recipes from around the world. I love the mentions of places where some of the ingredients can be found. Even though I received an electronic format of the book from NetGalley in an exchange of an honest review, a physical format of this book will soon find a place in my library because I love it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Riloai

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cath Y.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Greta

  9. 4 out of 5

    Maria Honeycombe

  10. 4 out of 5

    Małgorzata Skwarczyńska

  11. 4 out of 5

    Becky

  12. 4 out of 5

    Janet

  13. 5 out of 5

    Małgorzata

  14. 4 out of 5

    matissa

  15. 5 out of 5

    matishadow

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kelcey

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ashlyn

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sinead

  20. 5 out of 5

    Karen Witzler

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maximilien's

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Pizzuto

  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Tom

  26. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  27. 4 out of 5

    David Moore

  28. 5 out of 5

    Molly Tanış

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

  30. 4 out of 5

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  31. 5 out of 5

    Natania

  32. 4 out of 5

    Tija

  33. 4 out of 5

    Anyssa

  34. 5 out of 5

    Vizma

  35. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Sosa

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