The Adriatic Kitchen: Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korcula
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. Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd's Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper 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.
"A great reference for any kitchen!" In The Good Books "Thank you Barbara for a cookbook that is easy for busy people to use and inspires cooking with fresh seasonal and local food. The Adriatic Kitchen won't end up at the back of a cupboard or draw - my copy will take pride of place on my bench top, and will be used often. I highly recommend you get a copy for your bench top too." Unity Words "They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but in this case it simply is not true. The sunny colours of this slim book, The Adriatic Kitchen, immediately conjure up visions of cliffs and sun-soaked beaches, lemons and lamb and long lazy lunches on a grapevine shaded deck." Food and Travel "A gastronomic journey to sun-drenched Croatia." Oz Baby Boomers "We love the recipes themselves; heavily influenced by Italian cuisine and understatedly vibrant they rely wholly on the quality of the ingredients." Easy Food Ireland
Barbara Unkovic is of Croatian and English descent and is a cousin to D.H. Lawrence. She is the author of six published books: 'Adriatic Blue', 'Moon Walking', 'Weeds in the Garden of Eden', 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing', 'Furry Blur' and 'Naughty Noosa Meets the Neighbours'. She writes in a number of different genres, her specialty being flash fiction. Barbara is the recipient of more than thirty writing awards in the United Kingdom and the United States, including three International Book Awards and one USA Best Book Award for her books 'Weeds in the Garden of Eden', 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' and 'Moon Walking'.
Introduction Spring Peasant Bread Croatian Sweet Easter Bread Focaccia Bread with Rocket (Arugula) and Cheese Filling Focaccia Bread with Parmesan Cheese and Thyme Roast Garlic Carrot and Mint Salad Octopus Salad Pan-Fried Anchovies Four Cheese Pizza with Sage and Capers Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with Fresh Sage Lemon Marmalade Fritule Jam Parcels Crystallized Peel Summer Pan-Fried Eggplant (Aubergine) Baba Ghanoush Caramelized Onions Slow Roasted Tomatoes Roast Red Peppers Flamiche (Pizza Blanche) Risotto with Tomato, Basil and Lime Shrimp Risotto Black Risotto Scampi Buzara Fig Flan Glazed Figs Spiced Fig and Basil Jam Tomato Chutney Fresh Fig Chutney Fig and Rocket (Arugula) Salad Fresh Pasta with Summer Vegetables Fresh Fig Crumble Roast Zucchini (Courgette) with Lemon and Mint Lemon and Lavender Shortbread Zucchini (Courgette) Bread Biscotti Autumn Basil Pesto Olives in Brine Tapenade Wholegrain Olive and Rosemary Bread End of Summer Calzone Stuffed Peppers Spiced Lentils with Roast Cherry Tomatoes and Shallots Roast Tomato and Red Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Soup Leeks and Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce Olive and Lemon Chicken Roast Chicken with Prsut Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach Fisherman's Stew Vanilla Horseshoe Biscuits Croatian Pepper Biscuits Bear's Paws Walnut Squares Grape Jelly Pomegranate Jelly Rocket (Arugula) Salad with Pomegranate Dressing Ricotta Almond Tart Pancakes (Palacinke) with Chocolate Sauce and Walnuts Lemon and Almond Cake Apple and Cinnamon Cake Adriatic Almond Biscuits Winter Mushroom Soup Leek and Potato Soup Silverbeet (Chard) and Potatoes Roast Potatoes with Rosemary and Lemon Gnocchi with Meat Sauce Oven Baked Octopus Croatian Cod Stew Slavonian Pork Casserole Dalmatian Shepherd's Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans Bowknots Walnut and Coffee Slice Limoncello Sugared Almonds Double Chocolate Fig Truffles Doughnuts Filled with Jam Christmas Fruit Cake Glossary and cooking notes Index About the artist