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Borsch, Vodka & Tears: Food to Drink With [Hardcover]

Benny Roff

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Book Description

Oct. 30 2012
A stylish recipe book that celebrates the delights of Polish cuisine and vodka. Borsch, Vodka & Tears—a tucked-away Polish-style vodka bar and restaurant in Melbourne—has earned a dedicated following. The menus are filled with unpronounceable words, the worn tables and fittings are hand carved and built from Polish hardwood and slabs of stone, and the strange posters on the wall are the works of Polish artists and promote theater shows, ballet, and opera. If your drink of choice doesn’t have vodka in it, chances are they won’t have it. Borsch, Vodka & Tears celebrates the passion, the delights, and the comforts of Polish food and vodka. Split into three chapters: Tears is the restaurant’s colorful history; Vodka is a definitive guide to Polish vodkas, including vodka tasting notes, the restaurant’s most popular cocktail recipes, and how to match vodka with food; and Borsch features warming Polish classic recipes such as cabbage rolls, blintzes, and beetroot soup, as well as modern dishes, desserts, and sharing plates. Edgy photography, a comprehensive vodka guide, and delicious recipes make Borsch, Vodka & Tears unique and an instant classic!

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"A truly unique book…and no doubt will take you on an adventurous journey through Polish cuisine, customs and of course the now world-famed drink, vodka. The latter part of the book is filled with recipes that are true to the Polish traditions. Ever since getting my hands on a copy of Borsch, Vodka and Tears I have not been able to put the book down. It is a thrilling read, recommended for anyone into food history. It is a unique story of connectedness of migrants through their food and custom, and a story of intermingling passions, fate and of course the most interesting insight into vodka, its etymology, history both in the East and West...Grab a copy of this fascinating book and immerse your self in a different world while you munch on a serving of these Polish Potato Pancakes.” ~Wholesome Cook

Borsch, Vodka & Tears is a unique vodka cocktail and Polish recipe book that celebrates classic and modern cocktails and dishes from Eastern Europe. It is the only book in the market that provides comprehensive vodka-tasting notes and suggestions for matching different vodkas with delicious and hearty food. Borsch, Vodka & Tears is the perfect cocktail and recipe book for anyone with a love (or curiosity about) Polish cuisine, cocktails and the varied vodkas from this region.” ~ecookbooks.com

About the Author

Benny Vere Roff is professional chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy. He has cooked at Le Bernadin in New York City, Jardinière in San Francisco and Kensington Place in London. He moved to cocktails in 2006 and has managed Borsch, Vodka and Tears for three years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty nifty book. Sept. 4 2013
By Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Awesome cookbook for beginners in Polish cuisine. Love the drink sections too, although most of the vodkas are tough to get.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Cooking Book July 17 2013
By Gene M Brosius - Published on Amazon.com
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A very good book illustrating the varieties of Vodka and receipes coordinating from a region diverse with culture. A nice description of the authors link to the area and to the production of vodka.
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a cook book Feb. 12 2013
By Jan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you have Polish heritage, this book is for you. It has all the recipies that my mother made for me, plus a few more. It gives clues to polish culture and why vodka is part of that culture.

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