Tag: food history

140 Pischinger, a delight from Galicia

This humble chocolate-layered wafer cake is a staple in many Galician households, loved for both: its flavour and simplicity.

Horchata de Chufa: Valencia’s tasty secret.

Horchata is one of these things that are a must-try when visiting their place of origin. Have it with fartons, horchata and farton combo doesn't disappoint.

Sunflower’s Wonders

Who doesn't love sunflower? It looks like sun, tastes like summer, and it has a pretty incredible history, too.

Obwarzanek, Krakow’s favourite bake

The symbol of Krakow and (reportedly) the only snack food in the world with few-centuries-old tradition. Introducing obwarzanek, by favourite bread from Krakow.

123 Springtime Simnel Cake

Moist, aromatic and light, this traditional Easter cake will change the way you think about fruit cakes. With an added marzipan layer in the middle, and a layer of marzipan on top, it surely is a showstopper!

120 Ryba po grecku or Cod with Carrot, Parsnip and Celeriac

Pieces of white fish served with cooked carrots, parsnips and celeriac. In Poland called 'ryba po grecku' (Greek-style fish), this dish is much beloved Polish specialty.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Things.

A visit to Amsterdam's oldest flea market, Waterlooplein.

Fat Thursday, when everyone in Poland feasts on doughnuts

One of my favourite Polish traditions. Have you had your Fat Thursday's pączek yet?

114 Pear and Cinnamon Frangipane Tart

A recipe for a homely Pear and Cinnamon Frangipane Tart and a few words about cinnamon. Who else has a weakness for this spice?