In the Baltics, two worlds meet: the Baltic Sea joins Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, bringing culinary influences and cultural exchange. Food is author Zuza Zak’s doorway to a deeper understanding of this region, its rich history, its culture and what makes it tick.
Her recipes explore new culinary horizons, are grounded in Baltic tradition and inspired by contemporary trends, making them modern, unique and easy to recreate at home. In addition to recipes and travel stories, there are snippets of poetry, literature, songs and proverbs, adding a rich layer that makes Amber & Rye a cultural reference point for travellers as well as a showcase for the vibrant new cuisine of the Baltic States.
Amber & Rye explores Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga, all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, steeped in history and culture, guiding you around the cities, sharing stories and discovering a dynamic, new style of cooking.
Perfect for fans of Olia Hercules (Mamushka, Kaukasis), Regula Ysewijn (Pride and Pudding, Oats in the North) and Durkhanai Ayubi’s Parwana.
“It is such a joy to finally see a cookbook on beautiful Baltic cuisine, done with so much sensitivity and respect by Zuza Zak, one of my favourite authors. It is making me pine to travel to the region more than ever. Before I can do that, I will enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful book.” Olia Hercules