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What a time. Me - feet swollen, tired with mild anaemia, trying to prepare for the unpredictable act of giving birth whilst finishing PhD, editing a book and juggling childcare. The outside world - still in the midst of a pandemic, unsteady and unsure, trying...

Structure: At the start of 2020, I want to share one of my favourite breakfasts - semolina porridge - and talk about my one and only resolution for this year: structure. It’s seems very simple but it does not come naturally for me. Introducing structure into...

Uoksas, KaunasRuhe, Neeme (near Tallinn)Dziaugsmas, VilniusRestaurant 3, RigaMahedik Kohvik, ParnuKolm Tilli, TartuFellin Kohvik, VijandjiGoldingen Room, KuldigaF-Hoone, TallinnPamario Takas, Juodkrante This was meant to be "my top 5" list but there are so many great places to eat all over the Baltic States right now that it...

It's been an intense few weeks, in both amazing and difficult ways. Summer has been about travel and research on one side and health on the other. Lake swimming and blood tests, meeting people and moving on, high end restaurants and dirty laundry. A summer...

I have fallen in love with Lublin. This city feels like I imagine Poland did before the last World War, when  the soul of the country was fractured. It always makes me sad to think how much culturally richer, healthier and more robust Poland would...

Making pierogi is considered a chore by some and a therapeutic activity by others. I belong to the latter category as you may have guessed. I love to experiment with both fillings and the dough, but I also love the familiarity of the act itself....

I was invited to my first supper club by Alissa Timoshkina of KinoVino: an elegant, candlelit affair. I loved the concept of talking to food-loving strangers while tasting a menu that is prepared with thought and love. This pre-empted Alissa asking me to cook for...

The entire concept of soup is different in Eastern Europe. People in the UK find it hard to get their heads around the idea of cold soups or fruit soups, yet in the summer in Poland, we use soups to refresh us, or sometimes even...

I used to think that when I published my own cookbook, life would be easy. I used to think that POLSKA would convince everyone to the merits of Polish and East European food and then the whole world would immediately want to know more. POLSKA...