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COOKING BOOKS: 16 APRIL 2017

Barbara Unkovic takes a gastronomic journey to sun-drenched Croatia

Take a gastronomic journey to sun-drenched Croatia, with this rustic cookbook celebrating the best of slow-cooking traditions.

Barbara Unkovic has always been drawn to the land of her father, the sun-soaked Croatian island of Korcula in the Adriatic Sea. She spent several years living there, in the seaside village of Racisce, immersed in its way of life, its culture, history and food.

Now, inspired by the island’s culinary traditions and its abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients, Barbara has produced The Adriatic Kitchen, a delightful, rustic cookbook full of gorgeous recipes and evocative memories.

From the vivid tangerine blooms of pomegranate stems in spring, to grapes and olives ‘beginning to grow fat and ripen’ beneath the intense heat of the Adriatic summer sun, Barbara viscerally evokes her love of place and intoxication with a landscape and culture overflowing with the rich bounty of the soil and sea.

Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread (fragrantly basted with sharp lemoncello); Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Vanilla Horseshoe Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad.

Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island, The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.

Based on information supplied by Exisle Publishing (https://www.exislepublishing.com.au)

BOOK DETAILS

The Adriatic Kitchen, by Barbara Unkovic

Exisle Publishing | 160pp soft cover $14.99 |