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Macedonia – The Cookbook

Recipes & Stories from the Balkans

by Katerina Nitsou


In the shops from August 2021


“This is a book written straight from the heart. Katerina’s stories and recipes are an affectionate celebration of her Macedonian heritage, transporting you right to her family table, enjoying dishes that are respectful of tradition and yet accessible to everyone.”

Irina Georgescu, author of Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania

Macedonian  cuisine is a rich mosaic of influences from the Mediterranean and Middle East, as well as Kosovo to the north, Bulgaria to the east and Greece to the south.

Macedonia: The Cookbook is a love letter to Macedonian culture, and a cuisine deeply rooted in its land and traditions. In her first book, chef and food writer Katerina Nitsou shares over 100 mouth-watering recipes: from the spicy grilled peppers that grace every table to cool cucumber Tarator soup; heart pork rib and butterbean stew to chicken pillar; coiled filled pastries and breads to pear strudel.

With beautiful photography of the food, people, and landscapes of Northern Macedonia, it’s a celebration of a fascinating and diverse country.

About the author:

Katarina Nitsou spent her childhood in the kitchen helping her grandmother, mother, and aunts prepare meals using fresh herbs and vegetables from the family’s prized garden. Growing up in a large Macedonian-Canadian community in Toronto, she was immersed in the Macedonian culture through language, dance, and celebrations. She began writing about traditional Macedonian cuisine long before she completed her training at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She honed her recipe writing skills in the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen and developed her cooking style working as a food stylist, caterer, and private chef in California. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two young children, whom she is teaching to cook.

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