'Proud of Lithuania. A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root' is now available for sale at the restaurant (Sweet Root, Užupio g. 22, Vilnius), in major Lithuanian books stores and online: www.knygos.lt and www.amazon.co.uk.
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This story begins at a dinner table, on a plate full of magical flavours, tastes, emotions, and memories, in the rough woods of our little country called Lithuania. In its bright fields and cold blue rivers. In its soils and lakes. From the soil up to the sky. At a time when our life narrative was formed by a chain of connected happenings: birth, maturation, death, and rebirth of nature.
It is a fairy tale that we are all a part of. How can we build our future without knowing the past story of our ancestors? Loosing the thread of this fairy tale would be like cutting our roots, and we would never be able to know the tastes that lay in front of us – on our dinner plate. This is where this charming affair begins and ends.
Let’s bring back to the table some of the forgotten heroes we once knew and the different combinations of local ingredients that define the culture and manner of the place we live. You may call them our customs and traditions; we think of them as little stories on the plate. You don’t have to travel the seven seas to experience something subtle and magical at your home.
This flavourful fairy tale isn’t intended to be your practical guide in the kitchen (although you will find a recipe index at the end of this book); its goal is to make you a part of this story, to help you become your own hero so that you can fill the next pages with your own emotions and discoveries. We hope that the pages of this book will bring you back to the sweet roots of truthfulness, meaning, and self-recognition – to the way we truly are.
Proud of Lithuania. A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root
The circle of RėdaI Once upon a timeII The beautiful land of LithuaniaIII The great heroes of our countryIV The way we like it hereV The happy endingVI The story behindRecipesFormat: 21 x 29,5 cm, hard coverISBN: 978-609-95571-4-4Language: english and lithuanianPages: 360Year: 2017Publishing house: Dvi TylosAuthor: Sweet Root restaurantTexts: Algė RamanauskienėEditing: Jenn Virskus, Jurgita JačėnaitėPhotos: Sarune Zurba PhotographyDesign: Boy Creative StudioPrinted by: Balto PrintPrice: 55 Eur