Cookbook Recommendation: Mamushka!
Mamushka! What used to be an outdated Ukrainian term of endearment is now making its way back into our lives, in the form of a cookbook. With the intention of preserving the old traditions of Ukrainian cuisine and carrying them over into the modern world, Olia Hercules has released a cookbook, titled Mamushka, to document the Ukraine she once knew. In the face of conflict within her country, Mamushka is a compilation of all the classic recipes she loves and recalls so dearly. Filled with comforting recipes from steaming broths to luscious cakes, the cookbook doesn’t stop there; Hercules also shows us how to ferment dishes and make sweet conserves and drinks. With vibrant pictures and short narratives, Hercules takes us on a rich journey through Ukraine. You’ll find something uplifting about the candid photographs of the charming, jovial natives preparing historic food. For $35, Mamushka is a delight.