The Adriatic Kitchen – A New Cookbook (in English) with Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on The Croatian Island of Korcula by Barbara Unkovic (Exisle Publishing 2017)
Barbara Unković has always been drawn to the land of her father, the sun-soaked Croatian island of Korčula in the Adriatic Sea. She spent several years living there, in the seaside village of Račišće, immersed in its way of life, its culture, history and food. Now, inspired by the island’s culinary traditions and its abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients, Barbara has produced The Adriatic Kitchen, a delightful, rustic cookbook full of gorgeous recipes and evocative memories. Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad. Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island, The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.
Barbara Unković is of Croatian and English descent and is a cousin to D.H. Lawrence. She is the author of six published books: Adriatic Blue, Moon Walking, Weeds in the Garden of Eden, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Furry Blur and Naughty Noosa Meets the Neighbours. She writes in a number of different genres, her specialty being flash fiction. Barbara is the recipient of more than thirty writing awards in the United Kingdom and the United States, including three International Book Awards and one USA Best Book Award for her books Weeds in the Garden of Eden, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and Moon Walking.