The book “UKRAINE. Food & History” will be available in French

The publication was made by one of the largest publishing houses in France, Éditions de La Martinière Cuisine, together with the Ukrainian Institute, the research and educational project їzhakultura, the Embassy of Ukraine in France, and the Cultural Centre of Ukraine in France.

The book will be available from April 8th, 2022, in bookstores in France and on Amazon. The French publishing house Éditions de La Martinière Cuisine will transfer part of the proceeds from the sale of the book to the Coordinating Committee for Aid to Ukraine in France.

The deluxe edition “UKRAINE. Food & History” was created by the Ukrainian Institute together with the research and educational project їzhakultura and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2020. The book helps foreign audiences to discover the history, culture, and customs of Ukraine through its gastronomic traditions. Six chapters prepared by researchers of Ukrainian cuisine, history, and culture tell about the history of Ukrainian cuisine, traditions of hospitality, seasonal food, sweet and ceremonial dishes, and culinary diplomacy. The best chefs of Ukraine worked on recipes that convey the peculiarities of each region of the country. Recipes can be used by anyone from anywhere in the world and with different levels of training.

The book can be purchased on Amazon in French or read freely available in English and Ukrainian on the website of the Ukrainian Institute and on the website

In 2021, the book was nominated for two international Gourmand Awards. Launched in 1995, the award selects the best books on food and beverage culture around the world. “UKRAINE. Food & History” was nominated in the categories “Culinary History” and “Eastern Europe”.

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