The most comprehensive and dynamic cookbook on Croatian cuisine released
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
Andrea Pisac, author of the best-selling Croatian Desserts cookbook released another hit cookbook – Croatian Classics: 100 savoury dishes to delight your family and friends.
On 28 October, tens of thousands of Andrea’s fans finally got their wish come true. Her brand-new cookbook of traditional Croatian savoury dishes is finally out.
Early reviewers dubbed Croatian Classics as ‘the most comprehensive and dynamic cookbook on Croatian cuisine’, ‘greatest hits of the Croatian kitchen’, ‘your favourite everyday go-to cookbook’, ‘an instant classic’ and ‘the best introduction to Croatian cuisine’.
Following the incredible success of Croatian Desserts (published in 2019), Andrea delivers a classic collection of savoury dishes from all corners of Croatia.
‘After receiving countless emails from my readers asking for the savoury cookbook, I knew I was going to embark on another gourmet adventure’, Andrea says.
Croatian Classics cookbook features 100 savoury dishes from the entire Croatia. In Andrea’s familiar style, the cookbook boasts 700 colour images, leading both the novice and experienced cook through the meticulously detailed cooking process.
All the ingredients in the cookbook are expressed both in metric and imperial measurements. Think grams or pounds, millilitres or ounces, cups, tablespoons and teaspoons.
Croatian Classics is divided into 9 chapters, bringing all types of food on your table that you remember from your childhood or your visit to Croatia.
Here is the breakdown of chapters:
NA ŽLICU – The power of one-pot meals. This chapter celebrates our ‘by the spoon’ dishes and it includes from bean soups, sarma, various goulashes and fish stews, to vegetable pots.
NA REŠ – Crispy and healthy, a match made in the oven. Here are dishes roasted and baked in the oven, including roast piglet, roast turkey with mlinci, baked octopus and many more.
NA ŽARU – Grilled and roasted by the power of glowing embers. This chapter is all about food alfresco and features our mixed meat platter, ćevapi, ražnjići as well as veal, lamb and octopus peka style.
NA NAGLO – A quick bite from the pan. A chapter dedicated to our breaded delights, such as breaded chicken, hake, aubergines and the fabulous Zagreb style steak.
NA LEŠO – Boiled but far from boring. This chapter opens with the famous braised beef – pašticada – but boasts lots of other meat and vegetables lešo style (boiled and irrigated with olive oil).
POD MUS – Compulsory greens on the side. Here is the pick of salads, from starchy ones (potato and bean salads), creamy (French salad) and plenty of green and healthy bowls.
ZA GUŠT – Starchy comforts that are good for the soul. A tribute to various pastas and risottos, this chapter includes from egg pasta, Istrian rolled pasta to gnocchi, as well as delicious sauces, such as šalša, paštašuta or truffles.
ZA DUŠU – Slurping your way to happiness. Here we are cooking sturdy bone broths and elegant chicken and fish soups. All this with plenty of homemade soup noodles and dumplings.
ZA POMAZAT – Sauces that make you polish the plate. This chapter will teach you how to make ajvar. Other relishes and sauces here will level up your food too.
To see sample pages, full list of recipes and to buy the cookbook, go HERE.