|Cooking my way through From a Polish Country House Kitchen|
This week’s soup is one that you can’t miss. The first time I saw someone eating it in a restaurant, I was drawn to the unusual color and had to try making it at home. This is the third version of chłodnik that I’ve prepared. An American friend has a very different reaction.
She nicknamed it “the Pepto-Bismol soup” and refused to try it, until a mutual friend invited us to her home for a Polish cooking lesson and chłodnik was on the lesson plan for the day. I think it was more than good manners that had her singing the praises of the bright pink soup in the end.
|Chłodnik – a refreshing, cold beet soup and one of the healthiest meals I can imagine. I wanted to make this one before it got too cold for a summer soup.|
Like bake-alongs I’ve done in the past, I’m not posting the recipes in From a Polish Country House Kitchen, but if you’d like your own copy, it’s available on Amazon.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.