Cooking for family and friends is pure joy for Beata, a Lithuanian-born journalist who turned her passion for food prepared with love and kindness into career. “Taste Lithuania” is her first book in English. This book is about the essence of Lithuanian home cooking. It contains more than ninety recipes for traditional dishes that are still prepared in Lithuanian homes today. They range from daily fare to homemade masterpieces for special occasions. The book’s seven chapters cover dishes for all meals of the day and vary from the simple to the elegant. Recipes for preserving and fermenting food are included. It is an invitation to discover Lithuania through its enduring culinary traditions.
Beata prepares baked mushroom-stuffed savory “Pyragėliai” with the First Lady of Lithuania, Diana Nausėda, who shares one of her favorite recipes.