The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased that a special Macedonian cookbook that has been in the works for six years was just published - MACEDONIA Recipes from the Balkans by Katerina Nitsou. Nitsou, who grew up in Toronto, Canada, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, has deep family roots in Aegean Macedonia.
MACEDONIA Recipes from the Balkans—a compilation of 105 recipes with corresponding photos -- features the most traditional and celebrated Macedonian dishes. Macedonian cuisine is deeply rooted in its culture and Katerina has captured the essence of this cuisine throughout her book. The philosophy of the book combines traditional ingredients and cooking techniques while modernizing these classic recipes.
“As a Macedonian woman, I wanted to teach and share with others the beautiful food from this glorious part of the world,” said Nitsou. “While writing this book, there were many times in my own kitchen that I felt deeply connected to my family and my ancestry simply because I was preparing food that they had been making for centuries. This book is not just a celebration of my ancestry; it is a journey into a culinary world that is modest, simple and honest.”
“This first-ever high quality comprehensive collection of classic Macedonian dishes is a testament to Kat’s dedication, passion, and hard work over the past six years,” said UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov. “With increasing interest in and growing tourism to our homeland Macedonia, especially among foodies, Kat’s cookbook comes at the perfect time to promote Macedonia’s rich cuisine.”
A full interview with Katerina Nitsou will be available on UMD’s website in the coming days.
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