When I heard about the book I was excited because I have been thinking a lot during our gluten free, dairy free and later paleo journey that we'd just need to go back to old recipes. We don't have to go all the way back to paleolithic era to find lots of recipes that use real foods and are or can be easily modified to the paleo diet. For a while now I have also been studying old recipes so this cook book really hit the spot.
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The book features over one hundred recipes from different cultures. The vast number of recipes really is impressive. I kept thinking as I was browsing the book that the recipes should be arranged by continents but it does make much more sense to arrange them according to categories like seafood recipes in one and desserts in one section. There are recipes from Swedish meatballs to Japanese Yakitori and Eastern European Bortch soup. As a Finn I have to criticize a little bit the absence of Finnish recipes, hahaha. Although there are recipes in the book that are also traditional in the Finnish kitchen that has a lot common with its neighboring cuisines (Sweden and Russia) like meat balls and cabbage rolls.
"No shortcuts. It's a hard truth to face, but if you're too busy to properly cook a meal, you may want to find out what's making you so busy and reprioritize."
The pictures in Ancestral Table are very cozy, even rustic and not too polished.