Tag: food history

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?

109 No-waste Polish Chocolate Truffles

Say no to food waste with these delicious chocolate truffles. Plus a short read about Polish weddings!

82 Broad beans with butter (Bób)

From field to plate. Homegrown broad beans with butter - my ode to simplicity.

71 Homemade Horseradish and Egg Sauce

There is a saying in Poland: you're not even good for horseradish grating (meaning: you're useless). If only horseradish grating was easy!