In old Ukraine, cuisine was a highly developed art form. Traditional cookery, here evoked in a comprehensive and well-researched assortment of menus and recipes, reflected the productivity of a rich farming and sheepraising region, celebrated the festivals in the church calendar, and marked important family milestones—births, christenings, name days, betrothals, weddings, and commemorations of the dead. In addition to precise instructions designed for the modern kitchen, thirty-eight drawings illustrate the correct technique for filling dumplings and cabbage rolls and the artistry involved in baking the famous Ukrainian Easter paska and fancifully embellished wedding breads. An authoritative reference section and note on sources will be an aid to scholars and all concerned with the preservation of Ukrainian culture. Far more than a cookbook, festive Ukrainian Cooking is also a definitive account of traditional Ukrainian culture as perpetuated in family rituals and lovingly celebrated with elegantly prepared food and drink. Working from original sources in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish, and drawing on long experience as an accomplished cook herself, Marta Pisetska Parley arranges these recipes as they were enjoyed throughout the year, beginning with the Christmas season and ending with succulent dishes made with wild mushrooms gathered in the fall. Chapter introductions describe the folkways associated with major holidays and family events and the symbolic and celebratory role of food appropriate to each. Devotees of ethnic cuisine, experienced cooks and beginners alike, will find much to choose from in this authoritative collection that encompasses the best of a rich, varied, and healthful culinary tradition.
Ukraine's tumultuous history has left it standing on unstable ground, wrought with the devastation of the 20th century's wars, famines, and other struggles. Today, life in Ukraine is moving forward, stepping out of the shadows of Communism and into a modern, urban, and multicultural light, finally gaining for itself a sense of national identity. Now a cultural hotspot that serves as a crossroads between Europe and Asia, Ukraine's traditions of yesterday are evolving into today's daily life and customs. High school and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to delve into Ukraine's modern society by looking at its religious practices, language conflicts, gender issues, education policies, and media censorship struggles, as well as its cuisine, holidays, literature, music, and performing arts. A thorough and unique investigation of this young country, Culture and Customs of Ukraine is an absolute must-have for high school, public, and undergraduate library bookshelves. Coverage includes historical background, religions, language, gender, education, customs, holidays, and cuisine, media, literature, music, and Ukranian theatre and cinema in the 20th century. A chronology, photos, and bibliography including print and nonprint sources supplement this work.
From apple pie to baklava, cannoli to gulab jamun, sweet treats have universal appeal in countries around the world. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive look at global dessert culture. • Discusses iconic desserts and sweet treats in their cultural and historical contexts in North and Latin America; the Caribbean; Europe; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central, South, and East Asia; and the Pacific • Feeds into the World Geography database and allows students of geography, social studies, language, and anthropology to examine cultural trends and make cross-cultural connections • Looks at regional desserts across the United States • Includes a selection of contributed family recipes from around the world to provide hands-on learning • Features sidebars of interesting, fun facts and anecdotes relating to desserts and sweet treats
Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government documents, advertisements, media sources, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, Edible Histories offers a veritable feast of original research on Canada's food history and its relationship to culture and politics. This exciting collection explores a wide variety of topics, including urban restaurant culture, ethnic cuisines, and the controversial history of margarine in Canada. It also covers a broad time-span, from early contact between European settlers and First Nations through the end of the twentieth century.
An indispensable resource for exploring food and faith, this two-volume set offers information on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices from around the world. • Provides up-to-date factual information, introduces concepts of food as being more than just nutrients, and enables an understanding of diverse religious traditions and the importance of food in people's lives • Includes coverage of less well-known rituals and religions that are often skipped in world religion texts • Presents material in a way that is accessible to readers without previous exposure to, or command of, sociological or anthropological language and concepts
This new guide is Lonely Planet's first stand-alone guide to Ukraine, formerly included in "Russia, Ukraine & Belarus." It highlights Ukraine's Black Sea resorts and undiscovered attractions and provides in-depth coverage and excellent maps of this increasingly popular region, including an up-to-date story of Chernobyl and details of tours.
It is a unique cookbook with original Ukrainian recipes flavored with Nadejda Reilly’s personal touch. It contains a brief history of Ukraine and cultural and traditional background of its people. In addition, it includes the author’s personal stories of faith as well as her cooking and baking experiences and who influenced them.