By the time Croatian Desserts cookbook was officially launched in Zagreb earlier this month, the entire first print run had sold out.
“I knew the book was going to be a success because I am in touch with my readers and their feedback was extremely positive. We are lucky we were able to order the second printing in such a short time”, said the book’s author Andrea Pisac.
Now the new edition has arrived and it’s ready to be shipped worldwide. Pisac, who has meticulously collected and recreated the recipes, is a doctor of anthropology and in love with everything small scale.
“From the outset, the aim of this project was to keep the Croatian tradition alive, and that meant keeping things within a family; small and cosy”, Andrea commented.
She and her closest team do everything, from picking, packing and posting books, to keeping in touch with people and answering all their inquiries.
Croatian Desserts: 50 authentic recipes to make at home features 50 easy-to-make recipes, covering entire Croatia. All the ingredients are expressed both in grams and cups. There are 500+ full colour images accompanying detailed instruction, including suggestions on how to substitute locally specific ingredients.
The cookbook has 224 pages and is divided into chapters: Lazy Morning, Sunday Sweets, Special Occasions, Cakes, Christmas Sweets and Easter Sweets. Each dessert is introduced with an engaging culinary biography where Andrea gives us details about its origin, when it is usually prepared and how it is eaten.
“The biggest success of this cookbook is the praise I get from people who have already received it”, says Andrea. “It means the world to me knowing that my cookbook is helping people reconnect with their Croatian heritage. I have received countless emails from people who tell me they can now bake desserts that their moms or grandmas made for them.”
“Many people ordered more copies after receiving their book”, Andrea says. “They said the book looked great on the photo but was even more impressive when they leafed through it.”
Croatian Desserts is not only for bakers. It makes a wonderful gift and is a perfect souvenir to cherish your Croatian memories.
Head to Andrea’s website where you can get your copy of the cookbook. She ships books worldwide. Please allow 10-30 working days for overseas delivery.