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The Polish Film Festival Supper Club with KinoVino went swimmingly. That's not to say there wasn't any stress. After cooking for 3 days, the drive to the venue with all the lovingly prepared dishes balanced on top of one another was one of the most stressful...

Ironically, I'm not a lover of Valentine's Day. I usually just cook a meal at home, perhaps something a little more special than usual. I will do everything in my power to avoid going to a restaurant on Valentine's Day. I remember once when I was...

Christmas is my favourite holiday of the year, and it's not because I was born just a few days before the big day (and my daughter also) on Winter Solstice. Actually, as far as birthdays go, it's not ideal. It gets hurried through and swept...

The most well known Polish sauerkraut soup is Kapuśniak, but there is another Polish sauerkraut soup that arguably has an even more acquired taste - it's called Kwaśnica. The sour one. I personally prefer it - I like the omittance of pork and that feral...

"Placki" are where it all began as far as the slavic people are concerned. In Russia, they might say blini is where it all began, but that's just splitting hairs. Placki are everything that has that flat, round shape, and blini come under that category too. Archaeological evidence shows...

There is something about the humble apple that always reminds me of Poland. Even when there was nothing in the shops we still had apples, and therefore apple cake (Szarlotka) and apple "racuchy" were common during my childhood. Now that Putin has banned imports on Polish...

Summer is here in every sense.  I often feel that life has different stages just like the seasons. Spring is childhood. My Spring lasted a long time. I have been somewhat of a late developer and chose to act like a child for most of my twenties - playful,...