Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking

by Bonnie Frumkin Morales with Deena Prichep
Named after her celebrated Portland restaurant, Kachka, this book celebrates the food of Soviet era Russia, exploring both traditional family style plates as well as more modern takes on this little known cuisine. A thoughtful cookbook with forays into family history and Soviet era life, Kachka starts off with infusions, cocktails and other drinks before continuing on to pickles, cold and hot zakuski (appetizers), dumplings, soups, home style dishes, showstoppers, and finally, desserts. A short section at the end contains menu ideas to pull these delicious plates together to create a traditional, Russian style feast. If you can't make it to Portland, bring Kachka home and see what all the fuss is about.

Hardcover: 400 pages.

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