A warm welcome to authors K.A. Merikan joining us today to talk about their new release “I Love You More Than Pierogi”.
We’ve been thinking about setting a book in our native Poland for quite some time now, and the submission call for “World of Love” helped us come up with an angle 🙂 The two main characters are former high school sweethearts who meet after several years, and after the bitterness that resulted of their breakup, the reconnection is everything but smooth. Through those characters we explored two conflicting feelings many immigrants face – the longing for home and everything it stands for, and the unstoppable curiosity that pushes them to explore. Who knows, maybe one doesn’t have to choose 😉
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Marek and Adrian dated in high school, but a bitter breakup led them to choose different paths. Adrian is out and proud while Marek is in the closet. Adrian embraces his eccentricity while Marek clings to a conservative image. And while Marek worked hard to build a successful life and financial stability by climbing the corporate ladder, Adrian threw caution to the wind and has spent the last five years backpacking across the world. Now Adrian is back in Warsaw, Poland, but while Marek thinks they will have a hookup and have a blast from the past, Adrian is just looking for a place to crash. Worse still, Adrian turns up at Marek’s advertising agency for help with his outrageous new business venture, and if Marek wants to get promoted, he might have to work with the guy who broke his heart. World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
Because I Love You More than Pierogi revolves around food so much, we decided to share a recipe, tested and tasted by us 😀 Cold beet soup is a summer classic in Poland. While fruit-based soups (basically, cooked fruit with noodles) are a favorite in warm months, this more savory way to have a nutritious meal without overheating is clearly superior ;p Plus, it has the most vibrant color!
- 1 package of chards, finely chopped
- 4 small beets, chopped
- 1 package of radishes, grated
- 1 package of dill, finely chopped
- 1 cucumber, grated
- 3 gherkins, grated
- 1 liter kefir, buttermilk, or yoghurt
- 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 hard-boiled egg
Add the beets and chard into a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the soup into a large bowl and leave to cool down.
Add gherkins, cucumber, and radishes. Stir, then add the garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill. Stir once more and pour in the kefir. This is when this vibrant violet color should appear.
Cool the soup further and serve it with a hard-boiled egg.
K.A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are mistaken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.
They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.
More information about ongoing projects, works in progress and publishing at:
K.A. Merikan’s author page: http://kamerikan.com
Agnes Merikan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgnesMerikan