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to erotic games in the village bath and shoplifting live turkeys in
your bloomers, immigrant life is beyond boring. So Baba is brewing up
Old Country customs in her kitchen.
She'll teach you to make 190 delicious Ukrainian dishes (plus simple folk remedies) the traditional and The Lazy Way, sabotage frenemies with garlic, and utter chilling Slavic curses such as, "May you be kicked by a duck!"
Between tales of magical encounters with Nature spirits and steaming
bowls of borshch is the true confession of the author's elderly
neighbour: she murdered her abusive husband. The deadly story unfolds
under the guise of cooking lesson, as unexpectedly as Roald Dahl's Lamb to the Slaughter. Raisa kept her neighbor's secret till after her death.
An extensive bibliography
informs claims that Ukrainians: first tamed horses, invented pants (for
riding!), pyramids, the bow and arrow, homes from mammoth bone, and
created Europe's first democratic constitution.
Ancient shamanic practices that sparked the original werewolf legend combine with recipes and customs reaching back to the Neolithic era of Goddess worship.
Imagine a mouth watering honey onion sauce that recalls competing
with cave bears and wild bees, and digging into soil that has never
known pesticides. Or the seductive magic of preparing sweet delights for
the Apple Harvest Blessing.
BC, Canada Author Raisa Stone (Stohyn) has spent 50 years
collecting heart wrenching and hilarious stories and recipes from
survivors of Soviet and Nazi terror, including her family. Baba is a
composite of these invincible spirits. Raisa attended classes at
Winnipeg's Ukrainian National Home throughout her childhood. She also brings to this book her background as a professional storyteller, instructor for the Victoria School of Writing and Features writer for The Winnipeg Gazette.
National Ukrainian magazine Nasha Doroha chose her Chornobyl poem to commemorate this disaster. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is currently featuring Baba's Kitchen and Rosie's Rescue in their 125th Anniversary celebrations of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.
Raisa Stone publishes under the Dear Companion imprint.
Warning: Wicked acts with honey and raspberries, pirates, cowboys, mounted police, scuba divers, bad boys and bald men.
NB: Both a 1072 kb downloadable JPEG of the book cover and a .doc version of this release are at the bottom of this page.
Baba's Kitchen: Ukrainian Soul Food Reviews
"Unique, funny, compelling and totally original. Baba is an amazing woman."
~Jill McCaw, McCaw Media
"Brilliant humor...Down-to-earth spiritual commentary on consciously healthy food for mind, body and planet."~Jason Matthews, author of The Big Bang
"One heck of a belly laugh...Recipes for good old fashioned tasty meals that nourish both body and soul."~Paddy Head, author of FixedClick here for more Reviews
Format: 6x9 Trade Paperback
Interior: Black & white
Category: Cooking Humour
Print Run: On demand
Dear Companion Publishing
For Librarians: CIP Data
Stone, Raisa, author
Baba's kitchen : Ukrainian soul food with stories from the
village / by Raisa Stone (Raisa Marika Stohyn). -- 2nd edition.
Includes bibliographical references.
Issued in print and electronic formats.
Includes some text in Ukrainian.
ISBN 978-1-4949-1908-5 (pbk.)
1. Cooking, Ukrainian. 2. Food--Religious aspects. 3. Ukraine--
Social life and customs. 4. Cookbooks I. Title.