Baba's Kitchen: Ukrainian Soul Food: with Stories From the Village, third edition


Baba's Kitchen: Ukrainian Soul Food: with Stories From the Village, third edition

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-Ukrainian Canadian Congress Special Pick Top 3 Ukrainian Cookbook & Cultural Book for the past two years

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"Your book has us all laughing hysterically & uncontrollably Daikoyu=thank you " Capital Ukrainian Festival, Ottawa

"Baba's Kitchen is a good companion to Savella Stechishin's book Traditional Ukrainian Cookery]. We will be presenting copies as awards at our year end dinner.." Los Angeles Ukrainian Cultural Centre

In a rollicking, entertaining read, Baba's Kitchen will lead you into the complex soul of Eastern Europe's Indigenous people.

Ukrainian-Canadian Raisa Stone spent decades collecting outrageous stories and life advice, plus 200 recipes and home remedies from survivors of Soviet and Nazi terror---including her family. Raisa's narrator, Baba, is a composite of these invincible souls.

Ukraine has been continuously inhabited by civilized, immensely inventive people for 44,000 years.

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Ukrainians: first tamed horses, invented pants (for riding ), the bow and arrow, built homes from mammoth bone & pyramids older than Egypt's, & created Europe's first democratic constitution.

Shamanic practices that sparked the original werewolf and Amazon legends (the latter documented by Greek physician Hippocrates) combine with recipes & customs reaching back to the Neolithic era.


Compared to erotic games in the village bath & shoplifting live turkeys in your bloomers, immigrant life is beyond boring. So Baba (Grandma) is brewing up Old Country customs in her kitchen.

She'll teach you to make delicious Ukrainian dishes the traditional & The Lazy Way, sabotage frenemies with garlic, & utter chilling Slavic curses such as, "May you be kicked by a duck "

Between tales of magical encounters with Nature spirits & steaming bowls of borshch is the true confession of the author's elderly neighbour: she murdered her abusive husband.

Imagine a mouth watering Honey Onion Sauce that recalls competing with cave bears and wild bees, and the seductive magic of preparing sweet delights for the Apple Harvest Blessing.

200 traditional Ukrainian recipes and home remedies, taught step by step as if grandma were at your side. In black & white text:

  • Borshch, including Vegetarian
  • Holubtsi (Cabbage Rolls)
  • Varenyky (Perogies)
  • Honey Cake
  • Makivnyk
  • Traditional Holiday recipes for Easter & Christmas
  • Kolach: Circle of Life Bread

*Warning: 18+ Restricted*

Wicked acts with honey and raspberries, pirates, cowboys, Kozaks, bald men, bad boys and mounted police officers.

You'll laugh, you'll cry


"I enjoy reading the stories as well as learning authentic Ukrainian dishes to cook for my family. I will be sharing these recipes with my daughters and teaching them how to cook A lovely book with something for everyone. You feel like Baba is turning the pages with you " Mattie Romanyshyn, Belfield, South Dakota

"I found many recipes that I had been searching for since my time in the Carpathians in 2010. The one I looked for the most was a mushroom soup that to my pleasant surprise was here. I have cooked for friends and family since I received the book and 4 people have loved it so much they have ordered copies of their own. The humor is Ukrainian and part of what made me fall in love with Ukraine." Roberto Marquez, New Mexico

Author: Raisa Marika Stohyn, Raisa Stone
Publisher: Dear Companion Publishing
Published: 08/01/2017
Pages: 396
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.16lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780987869302

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