Eastern European cuisine is a generic term regarding the cuisine of Central and Eastern Europe (including the Caucasus, but excluding most Balkan countries).
The cuisine of a country is strongly influenced by its climate. For example, German cuisine, Polish cuisine, Austrian and Russian cuisine show many similarities, yet differ considerably from the cuisines of the Balkan peninsula.
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Books on Eastern European cuisine 
- Metzger, Christine (ed.) Culinaria Germany. Cambridge: Ullmann, 2008.
- Montanari, Massimo, Il mondo in cucina (The world in the kitchen). Laterza, 2002
- Mintz, Sidney . Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past, Beacon Press, 1997, ISBN 0807046299
- Mintalová - Zubercová, Zora: Všetko okolo stola I.(All around the table I.), Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej, 2009, ISBN 978-80-89208-94-4