To make a decent flatbread is fairly easy. To make a great one - takes mastery that comes from experience. Don't be disheartened, then, if the first batch of the flatbreads you attempt to produce turns out to be a total disaster. Eat it anyway!
Do you remember your first bite? Probably not. But the echo of that flavour stayed with you until today. Bee Wilson, in her book “First Bite. How we learn to eat” takes the reader on a journey through the human relationship with food.
These humbly-looking Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies are my new favourite way of using old, prickly bananas They're quick to make and delicious. Well, it's not a surprise - everyone knows that banana&chocolate is a match made in heaven.
Who doesn't like doughnuts? The problem with them, however, is that they are quite unhealthy, or heavy at least, as most deep-fried foods are. Parniki - the light-as-a-cloud steamed doughnuts that my Mum have been making since as long as I can remember - are my idea for dealing with doughnut craving.
How to explain a liking for this rather acquired taste? For the 4-year-old me, zupa ogórkowa was synonymous with a treat: something I know I'll enjoy, and what is also nourishing and healthy. Or so I was told.
Gołąbki, as that's how cabbage rolls are called in Poland, are perfect comfort food for early spring: the green of the cabbage invokes freshness we all so crave at this time of the year, and the earthy, steaming hot filling gives comfort, much sought after on still-chilly early spring days.