Jennie Choban

Mother and Daughter's Culinary Journey from Europe to Canada Results in Two Unique Recipe Books


Vancouver, BC -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2014 -- Kapusta or Cabbage and its sequel MORE Kapusta or Cabbage have been receiving outstanding feedback from readers and reviewers.

Author Jennie Choban was just a 4 year old child in 1944 when her family fled Ukraine as Stalin’s Communists burned the homes in her village. As they ran for the Carpathian Mountains, they prayed they would not be caught running away or worse, shot dead. Even all these years later, she can still picture her elderly grandmother sitting by the fire, and often thinks of how hard that must have been for her father to leave his mother behind.

It’s Jennie’s stories of life as a refugee and later, her new life in Canada, that make this book so much more than “just a cookbook.” Her stories are witty and poignant and often laugh-out-loud funny.

In this unique series of books, Jennie and her daughter April-Ria, a trained chef, share family Ukrainian recipes and mother-daughter stories that will make one both laugh and cry.

The recipes throughout the two books are not only true Ukrainian family favorites but also included are more modern classic recipes contributed by Jennie’s daughter April-Ria. The tips on how to make perfect cabbage rolls are worth the price of the books alone!

Both books take one on a mother and daughter historical and culinary journey that invites into their kitchen and warms one’s heart.

Here’s what people are saying about Kapusta or Cabbage:

"...quips that fly, cross-cultural and cross-generational come alive."
Marney Beck, Toronto Star

" a funny adventure in day-to-day living...sort of an ethnic Erma Bombeck."
Vicki Gilhula, Northern Life

"...irony so well conceived, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry."
Roy Green, The Era-Banner

The books are currently available for instant download from Amazon. To learn more, go to:

Kaputsa or Cabbage:

MORE Kapusta or Cabbage:

About Jennie Choban
Jennie Choban was born in Ukraine and at age 9 her family immigrated to LaChine Quebec, Canada. She now lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Jennie spends her time with grandkids, traveling, knitting and writing. April-Ria Qureshi is a retired pastry chef, former bakery owner and cookbook author. She lives on the rugged west coast of British Columbia Canada. She is a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to a fabulous husband.