Croatian Classics: 100 savoury dishes to delight your family and friends
'The most comprehensive and dynamic cookbook on Croatian cuisine' - Croatia Week
This luxury edition dedicated to traditional and authentic Croatian cuisine features 100 savoury recipes from every corner of Croatia.
The book boasts 368 pages, 700 colour images, meticulously detailed cooking methods and captivating culinary stories.
Check out the images to view full list of recipes and example pages.
All the ingredients are expressed both in metric and imperial measurements. You can think in grams or pounds, millilitres or ounces, cups, tablespoons and teaspoons. Cooking with precision even if you don't have a kitchen scale is guaranteed.
Croatian Classics is divided into 9 chapters, bringing all types of food to your table that you remember from your childhood or your visit to Croatia.
The chapters follow a particular Croatian eating logic, which is not by meal courses but by the cooking method. Here is the breakdown:
NA ŽLICU - The power of one-pot meals. This chapter celebrates our by-the-spoon dishes and it includes 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, 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 kinds of pasta 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.
I just love this! Travelled 20 yrs in Croatia, I can find so many superb recipes here. And not only that but the beautiful stories behind every food. I often just read this without even planning to prepare any food 😉
Kupili smo obadvije kuharice za poklon. Stric je iz Hrvatske a strina je engleskinja i željeli smo im pokloniti unikatan poklon koji ce im pomoći da se stric podsjeti hrvatskih jela i kolača koje je kao dijete jeo. Oduševljeni su poklonom! Sad ćemo i mi sebi priuštiti hrvatsku kuharicu jer se i nama sviđa i mislimo da bi ju trebala imati svaka obitelj! Žao nam je samo što nema i knjiga sa receptima za kolače na hrvatskom jeziku!
Nice history description of the food with each recipe. Easy to follow instructions with pictures. Many ingredients can be found in your cupboard. You can see how much work and effort Andrea has put into this book to make it as beautiful and accurate as it is. I live in Canada and both her books made my cooking and baking very enjoyable.
I love this book so much - so many memories. The recipes are all so easily followed and there are variations and options for each if the reader needs to change it up a little. Most recipes are also household staples for me so you can imagine my joy!! Perhaps from a childhood around this food, I’ve subconsciously taken the lifestyle into my adulthood and find all the ingredients among my favourites. The recipes themselves are traditional and divine and I love the information before each - new things to learn about my heritage. This cookbook is a treasure for the ages. The thing descendants of immigrant Croatian communities have longed for. Thank you Andrea!
I've bought other Croatian cookbooks, but this one stands above them all! Beautifully laid out and comprehensive, it's augmented with Andrea's fascinating historical and anthropological insights. Kudos, also, to the book's manufacturers in Croatia; it's a top-quality product. Moreover, international delivery was very quick! I liked this book so much that, as soon as I received my copy here in the USA, I immediately ordered another one to be sent to my sister in New Zealand; she received it about a week later, and is as delighted with it as I am. We spent some of our childhood years in Zagreb in the 1960s; this book reacquaints us with recipes we remember (which our late mother left for us as handwritten notes), and introduces us to other dishes that we both look forward to enjoying!