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...

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...

I've been trying to decide which recipes to share with you from the KinoVino-Kinoteka supper club I did a couple of weeks ago. Guests asked if all the recipes were in the book, and while some are, some were developed especially for the occasion. I...

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...