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...

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...

I have been asked to write about Polish Easter recipes in the run up to Easter. There are many Polish Easter foods: żurek, hams, eggs, salads, but for me a Polish Easter is all about the cakes. There are so many different types of Baba...

Warsaw restaurants are booming right now and if you head there, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat, which could actually be a problem in itself (a good problem, but a problem nevertheless). If you are only there for a...

Lilac is one of the smells that takes me back to the Warsaw of my childhood and my Babcia Halinka's apartment on a hill overlooking the Vistula River. There was a Lilac bush right outside that apartment and we would stop and smell it's flowers...

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...

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...

You know that summer has arrived when you can finally eat juicy, flavoursome, local berries. They don't taste quite the same at different times of the year. I always make it my general policy to eat as many berries as it takes to make myself...