24 April 2013

Get a Taste of Eastern Europe

I came across this magnificent Pinterest user: A Curious Taste.  It is a complete smorgasbord of pictures from all around the world, including the beloved CEE, and even has a board specifically for cuisine blogs.  I found a number on there that I would like to share for those interested in making authentic cuisine from these areas, and added to the list to fill in the gaps.  I had to cut so many blogs that had no English translations/translation function.  :((

This is by no means an exhaustive list.  Plenty of cooking and recipe websites have sections for regional cuisines that aren't difficult to find, but I sought for original blogs in English.  There are plenty of regional cuisine cookbooks as well, so do not feel limited to the internet (is that a limitation? I wonder...)

Hungarian

The Hungarian Girl is a travel/food guide as well as an excellent source for recipes and a Twitter friend!

Hungarian Food Guide is a good resource as well.

Polish

So Much Begins With A Meal - Polish cuisine, complete with recipes.

Polish Food and Recipes isn't winning any design awards, but it's solid.

Polish Plate

Coffee and Vanilla

Anula's Kitchen is definitely original and features a lot of Polish food.

 

Czech/Slovak

My Favorite Czech Recipes may not be the prettiest looking, but it delivers on content.

Czechmate Diary is not strictly about food, but she has a label for all Czech/Slovak recipes.

Slovak Cooking is entirely devoted to food and found through this Pinterest board, which has a good selection.

 

Slovenian

Slovenian Roots Quest is not a strict food blog, but the link takes you to a list of recipes, which can be found on the blog by using the search bar.

Culinary Slovenia (the English sister site for Kulinarika) has a wealth of information.

 

Romanian

Moments Sweet and Fragrant (Clipe dulci si parfumate) was among the 36 blogs I found listed here, though mostly in Romanian.

In Bucatarie Cu Tata (In the Kitchen With Dad) has a decent selection as well, though I'm not sure if it's strictly regional.

 

Croatian

Bite My Cake is a bilingual food blog that is adorable (and she writes the column for Honest Cooking below).

Essence of Dubrovnik is a mixture of food documentation and recipes, which gives a fun voyeuristic vibe.

T and T Kitchen Atelier is in Croatian, but the translation function works great.

Croatian-English Parallel Corpus of Recipes is an interesting blog since it's half folklore project, half recipes.

Old Time Cooking Recipes does have a decent Croatian cuisine tag.

Honest Cooking has a column for the regional cuisine, though not particularly extensive.

 

Bosnian

I didn't find much, sadly.  I found a few featuring Bosnian recipes, but nothing close to some treasure troves I found elsewhere: Gourmandize and Travel by Stove

 

Serb

I Love Serbian Food is pretty explicit in its content.  Serbian food and lots of love.

Food for Thought is bilingual and has a great breadth of content

 

Montenegrin

 Most of the blogs I found were putting Serbian and Montenegrin together.

 

Macedonian

Sitnoseckano grew into its own website, from its humble blog beginnings.

My Macedonian Kitchen is a lifestyle/cooking blog when the author was living in Macedonia.  

Macedonian Food, Cuisine and Recipes is straight with only recipes.

 

Albanian

I didn't forget this country, but food blogs seem to have done so.

 

Bulgarian

Angel Love's Cooking is already bilingual, but it does provide a translating option, which I love.

 

Ukrainian

Natasha's Kitchen is beautiful and the food looks amazing.

Claudia's Cookbook has a delightful selection to drool over as well.

 

Moldovan

Health Cooking is a mixture, but heavily features native cuisine.

 

Lithuanian

Surfing the World Cuisine - an interesting mix of Turkish and Lithuanian cuisine

 

Latvian

Cooking In Latvia is a work in progress, but it looks promising as a resource.

 

Estonian

Nami Nami is not strictly an Estonian cuisine blog, but she does have 175 entries for Estonian food, found easily with the post label. (Side note: doesn't this kringel look fantastic? Contrary to what the website says, the blog is Romanian and doesn't feature much Estonian food)

 

Belarusian

My Native Belarus doesn't give much, but most blogs were light on the cuisine.

A Global Garnish featured very few and Our Food Recipes provides some links.

 

Armenian

The Armenian Kitchen

 

Azeri

AZ Cookbook: Food from Azerbaijan and Beyond - a mix of everything, but more focused on Azeri food

 

Georgian

Delicious Georgian Cuisine

 

Russian

RusCuisine.com: Authentic Russian Recipes, Cuisine, and Cooking - possibly most excited about this because I've been wanting to make zakuski

 

All-Stars aka Featured Almost Everybody

Food Perestroika: Adventures in Eastern Bloc Cuisine - probably going to be a favorite for any pan-CEE food lovers

Palachinka covers Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovak, though not necessarily in large quantities.

About.com does not have a bad page for eastern European cuisine, so I suggest checking that out as well.

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