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ABOUT THIS BOX
We admit: We are unlikely cookbook writers. I’m a columnist and a historian, born in Washington, but now living in London; my friend Danielle is also a journalist, based in Washington. We’ve also picked an unlikely topic.
While writing From a Polish Country House Kitchen, we were often teased: “How many recipes can you get out of boiled potatoes?” Unfortunately for many of us, including even the millions of North Americans with Polish ancestry, the very term “Polish cooking” conjures up a vision of heavy, greasy dishes, the food of exile and poverty.
But as I’ve known for a long time – ever since my husband and I restored an old house in the Polish countryside, twenty years ago – Polish cuisine is long overdue for a reputational revival. Traditional cooking has always been based on fresh vegetables and meat which is organic because it has been raised in someone’s garden – and it has always included aromatic soups, flavorsome game, and crisp chopped salads. In recent years, creative chefs have also begun to experiment with new versions of traditional dishes, from herring tartare to pierogi as exotic as the dim sum of Hong Kong. Our cookbook is meant to impart the flavors of the traditional cooking and the taste of the more exotic innovations – with, of course, an American twist that we bring ourselves. We hope you come to enjoy these dishes as much as we do.
From “From a Polish Country House Cookbook” by Anne Applebaum and Danielle Crittenden
- Pork Loin Stuffed with Prunes with Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root and Uri’s Sauerkraut
- Roast Chicken with Clementines & Baked Potatoes and Chopped Celery Root and Apple Salad
- Pierogis and Coleslaw
- Traditional Borscht
- Wild Mushrooms Twice Cooked
- Cabbage Rolls and Apple Latkes
- Potato Kugel
- Celeraic Ruben Sandwiches
- Blintzes with fruit compote
Omnivore 5-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for Pork Loin Stuffed with Prunes and Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root, Roast Chicken with Chopped Celery Root and Apple Salad, Pierogis and Coleslaw, Traditional Borscht with Wild Mushrooms Twice Cooked, plus additional staples and fruit.
Vegetarian 5-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for Traditional Borscht with Wild Mushrooms Twice Cooked, Cabbage Rolls and Apple Latkes, Potato Kugel, Celeraic Ruben Sandwiches, and Blintzes with Fruit Compote plus additional staples and fruit.
Omnivore 2-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for Pork Loin Stuffed with Prunes and Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root as well as Traditional Borscht.
Vegetarian 2-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for Traditional Borscht as well as Cabbage Rolls and Apple Latkes.