What will it be? Seasonal fruit and vegetables, home-made sauces, delicious dishes, cakes and an exceptional seasonal fruits jelly. We would like to invite you to our old flat in a 19th century mansion in the centre of Krakow.
In Poland, as in many other countries, end of January marks the beginning of the carnival season. There is a variety of ways we spend this time. Some prefer staying at home and investing their spare time in preparing elaborate dishes for their friends. Some go out dancing and make the most of the festive time before a long period of reflection that precedes Easter. And then some escape the urban noise to immerse themselves in the quietness of the mountains and its alternative ways of partying on open sleigh ride having hot cabbage washed with cold vodka by the fire in the forest. We chose to spend this month at home and to invite you to enjoy some of the tastiest dishes made of the most popular fish in Poland, herring, a warming up soup made of pumpkin or sour dough (in Polish called ‘żurek’) and “specialite de la maison” – turkey roast. We hope to welcome you soon!
Some alcohol included Feel free to bring your own alcohol
Małgorzata: Although I qualified as an architect my career was actually focused on... fashion design. I still design clothes for friends and family and occasionally on commission.
Piotr: I worked as an architect for 40 years and now retired. My main occupation, actually by chance, became preserving food at home.
We both enjoy cooking albeit in different styles and according to different recipes. Malgorzata often cooks according to five elements theory, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian. Piotr cooks according to his intuition which is spot on as he improvises often and can surprise even the most sophisticated foodies. And since we both prepare a lot of food preserves, we have now accumulated a large cupboard of compotes, jams, chutneys, caramelised fruit and veg and gherkins which we often use in our recipes.
We live in an old flat in central Krakow together with our cat and a large number of plants that are scattered along every window to get as much light as possible.