The Veselka Cookbook
Recipes and Stories from the Landmark Restaurant in New York's East Village
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|Format:||Hardback, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||includes one 8 page colour photo insert|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2010|
A cozy 24-hour Ukrainian coffee shop in New York's East Village, Veselka has been a Gotham institution for more than 50 years. The perfect neighborhood restaurant, each year it sends over a half million locals and tourists home happy with its simple, delicious Ukrainian soul food. And now, with "The Veselka Cookbook", the restaurant's hungry fans can recreate the foods they've come to know and love anytime right at home. The over 120 recipes highlight all of Veselka's Ukrainian favorites including their famous borscht, sweet potato pierogi, and grilled kielbasa - as well as their fabulously simple comfort foods, such as threebean chili, egg salad on challah, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Complete with personal stories and photos, a special Christmas Eve chapter, holiday menus, a glossary, and resources on where to buy ingredients, this comprehensive, delectable cookbook is sure to delight Veselka fans and Ukrainian foodies for many years to come.
About the Author
Tom Birchard has worked at Veselka since 1967 and assumed ownership from his father-in-law in 1975. Veselka has grown steadily since and has expanded several times. The restaurant now employs approximately seventy-five people and recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
Natalie Danford has written about food, restaurants, and cookbooks for "Fine Cooking," "Eating Well," "Health," "Vegetarian Times," and many other publications. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Inheritance," published by St. Martin's Press.
Praise for Veselka
"It's one thing to have delicious food, it's another thing to have it available twenty-four hours a day. Veselka has always been there when I've had a three a.m. pierogi emergency."
- Jon Stewart
"Veselka excels at comfort food. . . . Even better are the Ukrainian specials. Whatever your mood, something on Veselka's menu will appeal to you."
- "TimeOut New York
""Borscht, whether hot or cold, is hot these days, as a culinary glasnost. The best borscht happens to be found at an old standby, the twenty-four-hour Ukrainian cafe, [Veselka]."
- "New York"" Magazine", The Best of New York
"Whenever the craving hits for hearty Eastern European fare, Veselka fits the bill with fluffy and light pierogi, stuffed cabbage, grilled Polish kielbasa, freshly made potato pancakes, and classic soups, such as a sublime borscht. Breakfast is special here. If all you want is a burger, don't worry---it's a classic, too."
|Publisher: ||Saint Martin's Press Inc.|
|Dimensions: ||26.11 x 17.53 x 2.72 centimeters (0.75 kg)|