Estonian Tastes and Traditions

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Hippocrene Books, 2005 - Cooking - 358 pages
The only book widely available on Estonian food and cooking, 'Estonian Tastes and Traditions' completes Hippocrene's coverage of the cuisines of the Baltic region. Estonian food is simple, based on such staples as potatoes, pork, sauerkraut, preserved fish, and dark bread. This comprehensive volume contains 165 traditional recipes for such dishes as Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage (Magushapu Punane Kapsas), Beer Soup (Õllesupp), and Honey Candy (Meekompvekid). Chapters covering basics such as meats, vegetables, and breads are supplemented with chapters on turnovers, pancakes, and preserves. Also included is extensive cultural and historical information and an Estonian-English food glossary.

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Thank you very much for this. All these recipes are priceless and the one I was looking for turned out grand!

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This book was given to me by my Grandma's(her name is Maie Teivas) best Friend Juta Jarver. According to my father Enn Teivas, he knew Karin's father or maybe Grandfather. I was super excited when I received this cookbook, since I am half Estonian, and I wanted to learn to cook Estonian Cuisine.
The Sauerkraut Recipe is very similar to my Grandma's and how she taught me. In the Book, it says it is from Tiina Jarver's mother...I was wondering if that would be Juta.
Anyway, I love this cookbook and I have been using it almost daily. My other nationality is Mexican, so when I started cooking for my husband from this book, he was so excited, since he had never knew of Estonians until he met me. (but that is usually the case)
I love this book and very thankful it was written!
Michelle (Teivas) Voight

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