Inside this book is a fairy tale about the true meaning of a Lithuanian meal – a dinner which is full of Lithuanian emotions and is inspired by the natural cycles of nature. It’s a genuine desire to recall the unique seasons of our country and bring back their alternating ingredients to our plates. It’s a step into the past and into the future at the same time. A step aside from global temptations – back to the wild fields, forests and gardens where we can find our roots once more, and not only philosophically but physically too. This story isn’t intended to be a practical guide to the kitchen (although you’ll find a recipe index at the end); its goal is to bring back our pride in being who we are and where we live.