Which Ukrainian Book Should We Read?

I apologize for the delay of the vote. Due to a series of unfortunate events everything has been delayed this month from the choosing of the country to the request for book suggestions to this post. We know everyone’s eager to get started reading the book so we’ll do an abbreviated vote & then everyone will be able to grab the book quickly.

Thanks to everyone who submitted Ukrainian book suggestions. This month, we received 3 suggestions which met all of the book club requirements—2 of which were randomly chosen (as shown in this screencast) for the final list.

But before we get onto the vote, I just have to include this wonderful cookbook which Saveur Magazine calls “a gorgeous love letter to the food of [Olia’s] homeland that definitively proves there’s more to the Ukraine than borscht and potato dumplings.”

“A celebration of the food, flavors, and heritage of Eastern Europe—from the Black Sea to Baku, Kiev to Kazakhstan—Mamushka features over 100 recipes for fresh, delicious, and unexpected dishes from this dynamic yet underappreciated region. 

Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus for several years before moving to London and becoming a chef. In this gorgeous and deeply personal cookbook, she shares her favorite recipes from her home country with engaging and loving stories about her culinary upbringing and family traditions.”

Now onto the vote.


You can vote from now until Sun., June 2 11PM ET. (That's NYC time. See this converted to your local time below.)

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To participate:

1. Review the books.

2. Then, click here to vote.

We'll publish the anonymous results afterwards so you can get the book in advance.