Pie. A Global History.
Did you know that ‘once upon a time, everything baked in an oven that was not bread, was pie’? 'Pie. A Global History' by Janet Clarkson recommends itself for a read.
On chocolate and Valencia.
A story of cocoa beans, Valencian bollet and the Chocolate Factory and Museum in Sueca.
Cod. A biography of the fish that changed the world.
How much is there to know about cod? Quite a lot, it turns out. Cod by Mark Kurlansky recommends itself for a read.
Motovun, Istria’s Minas Tirith.
Lit by the shy autumn sun, surrounded by mist, towering above the landscape, there it was - Motovun, the Minas Tirith of Istria.
Obwarzanek, Krakow’s favourite bake
The symbol of Krakow with a few-centuries-old tradition. Introducing obwarzanek, my favourite bread from Krakow.
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?
Andrzejki and a Polish custom of predicting the (matrimonial) future.
A rather interesting Polish (and not only) custom of predicting one's future love life from hot wax poured onto cold water. Happy Andrzejki, everyone!
110 Krupnik, autumn vegetable and barley soup
Not a big fan of groats? This beautiful Polish soup will change it! Krupnik is your answer for autumn lunch.