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Traditional Ukrainian Cookery by Savella Stechishin

Updated on September 10, 2014

My Mother and I have both been watching for a copy of this cookbook. So far I have not found it where I can buy it at an affordable price for me. This one is going for $150, too much for me to fit into the budget even for this cookbook.

I first found this cookbook years ago when I was visiting my Aunt Emma (she was my Grandfather's sister, so my great-Aunt). She lived in British Columbia, Canada and I visited her a couple of summers when I travelled out on the Greyhound bus from Ontario. I had a lovely trip and one thing I very much remember still are all the great, traditional Ukrainian dishes we cooked. I wrote down some of the recipes and, when I was home again, I tried them myself. I had great success with one which was basically tomatoes cooked with butter, sour cream and cabbage. It was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten, not what I expected from a dish which featured cabbage.

Anyway, Aunt Emma is gone and I never saw her cookbook again. I don't know who got it, or if anyone actually did. So I have kept watching for it to turn up.

What Cookbook Do you Think of First?

When I was asked to write about a cookbook for Squidoo (this was post was originally on Squidoo) my first thought was, of course, this old Traditional Ukrainian Cookbook. I found two on Amazon, but one is without the cover and both are pretty over my meagre budget. I'm not giving up hope on finding one for myself. More and more cookbooks are turning up in thrift stores as people are finding recipes online rather than using printed cookbooks. So, I'm sure my cookbook will come.

© 2013 Laura Brown


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    • That Grrl profile image

      Laura Brown 3 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I'd like to do more home cooking of real stuff. I tend to pile things together and make it all into a soup or stew these days.

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      Laura Brown 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @desilegend: Hard to pick between the cabbage rolls we have been making for as long as I can remember or the recipe from the cookbook with cabbage, tomatoes and sour cream - which I don't know the name of.

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      desilegend 4 years ago

      It's so unusual to see Ukrainian recipe on Squidoo. What's your favorite dish?