Herbs, garlic & oils on a marble surface

Slavic Kitchen Alchemy – An Interview with Zuza Zak

I met with Zuza Zak and we talked about her wonderful new book Slavic Kitchen Alchemy: Nourishing Herbal Remedies, Magical Recipes & Folk Wisdom. Zuza is also the author of ‘Polska: New Polish Cooking’, ‘Amber & Rye: A Baltic Food Journey Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania’ and ‘Pierogi: Over 50 Recipes to Create Perfect Polish Dumplings’ all of which I own and have allowed me to do some of my favourite travelling via food and books without leaving my kitchen.  

This book is different to her previous books and is essentially a wonderfully illustrated scrapbook steeped in Slavic lore containing natural remedies, healing recipes and wellbeing rituals with accompaniment of magic and folktales. I’ll let you hear it in Zuza’s own words, enjoy: 

You can pre-order Slavic Kitchen Alchemy and buy Zuza’s previous books via this link: https://linktr.ee/zuzazak

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