Lake Isle Press

At Hanka’s Table

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  • Hardcover, 192 pages
  • ISBN: 1-891105-09-4

A touching culinary autobiography by an expert home cook whose table has offered succor and warmth to friends around the world for over 30 years. From tough times in communist Poland, to exile in Paris and New York, Hanka Sawka cooked, to bring people together and to create a sense of well-being as only a good meal can do.

The book is fully illustrated by Hanka’s husband, noted artist Jan Sawka. Over 100 recipes feature Polish specialties, including those for Christmas and Easter, and other internationally inspired recipes for appetizers, soups, main and side dishes, and desserts.

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Memoirs of food in times of privation have been written about places as far-flung as Russia, China, Eastern Europe, and the American West. And now Hanka Sawka, a Polish immigrant, has added her voice to this canon, recalling the hearty soups and rich cakes that families managed to serve, especially for holidays like Easter, despite shortages under the Communist regime.

the New York Times