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Ready to cook Eastern European? Pick up a copy of Mamushka, Ukraine-born chef Olia Hercules’s ode to cuisine from Kiev to Kazakhstan, and every stop along the way. It’s not all potatoes and beets, although the potatoes and beets are fantastic. The marinated grilled chicken is excellent, too. 

This is my dad’s creation. He actually used strawberry jam instead of honey last summer, and nobody clocked where the caramelized amazingness was coming from. I am going for a less wacky honey option here. This recipe is good for using up soft herb stalks that you don’t need — they are full of flavor. Throw washed coriander roots in there, too, if you get your herbs from a local grocer rather than a supermarket.

Reprinted with permission from Mamushka