Ren Behan (published by Pavilion Books with a RRP £20). I love it when a new cookbook is launched however when the author is a personal friend the excitement is amplified!!
The book is a beautiful, concise and exciting representation of modern Polish cuisine. Ren brings her Polish heritage and soul into this book with easy to follow recipes, beautiful photographs and the presence of Ren's mother through her family recipes.
I have known Ren since before I started writing my blog - she offered me loads of support in those early days and even then Ren was talking about one day bringing out a recipe with her family's Polish recipes.
To begin the cover of the book is beautiful. It is simple and invites you to open to see what other delicacies are inside.
Inside I felt like I had entered Poland - many of the photos were taken on location in Poland and each one has a little paragraph or insight into Ren's soul and love of her heritage.
Pierogi (Polish Dumplings) on page 150
However I wanted to start my journey with Plum & Poppy Seed Cake.
I like to start my baking by getting everything ready so I am not scrabbling in the cupboards mid-recipe.
I was sent a copy of Wild Hone & Rye - Modern Polish Recipes to review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and photographs are my own and may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
You can read about Ren's journey by clicking here.
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