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 Author Chat - Barbara Unković

Barbara Unkovic The Adriatic Kitchen.
Thursday 27 April 2017 at 5:15 pm
May Bain Room, Whangarei Central Library
Cost: Free
Contact: Whangarei Libraries +64 9 430 4206 or email

The Adriatic Kitchen

Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korčula

Barbara Unković has always been drawn to the land of her father, the sun-soaked Croatian island of Korčula in the Adriatic Sea. She lived there for seven years in the seaside village of Racisce, immersed in its way of life, its culture, history and food.

Now, inspired by the island's culinary traditions and its abundance of fresh seasonal ingredients, Barbara has produced The Adriatic Kitchen, a rustic kitchen notebook full of irresistible recipes and evocative memories.

Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad. The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.

Come along to meet Barbara, ask her about her life, her writing and The Adriatic Kitchen. Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Barbara Unkovic.

Barbara Unković

Born in Whangarei, Barbara Unković is of Croatian and English descent and is a cousin to DH Lawrence. 
She is the author of six published books. Her seventh publication, a rustic kitchen notebook and memoir,
The Adriatic Kitchen was released in April 2017. 

Barbara writes in several different genres. Her specialty is flash fiction. She is the recipient of more than thirty writing awards in the UK, Ireland, Finland and the USA including three International Book Awards and a USA Best Book Award. Barbara has a Master of Creative Writing with honours from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Updated: 18/04/2017 9:53 a.m.



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