Olia Hercules: Recipes to Comfort and Connect
‘Heartfelt storytelling and truly beautiful, honest food’ Jamie Oliver
‘Original, thought-provoking, beautiful. A wonderful book’ Diana Henry
‘This beautiful book makes me feel I’m in Olia’s kitchen, which is just as much a joy as the exquisite but simple recipes’ Nigella Lawson
100 comforting recipes that unite us no matter where we are from and where we end up
In her most personal book yet, Olia Hercules distills a lifetime of kitchen curiosity into her 100 most loved recipes. She draws on her broad influences from all the places she has called home: her childhood in Ukraine; her years in Cyprus and Italy; her simple, plant-centric family meals in London; and the special festive recipes she has gleaned along the way.
The recipes are nostalgic like Potatoes of my Childhood, they are trade secrets like Pasta with Confit Garlic, they interweave every day like Joe’s Beetroot, Cornichon, Feta and Potatoes, and they make everything okay like Life-giving Rhubarb Cake.
These recipes have been hand written, handed down and shared among friends. Dotted with vignettes from fellow chefs and food writers that explore different meanings and associations of home, this charming and extremely personal book from Olia offers irresistible recipes, charming storytelling and boundless heart.
Olia will also be celebrating what makes a true Ukrainian and will be serving delicious Orange Kalach.
Profits from the event will be donated to the Cook for Ukraine Appeal