I had a wonderful evening at Marta’s. It was an infinitely more enriching experience than eating in a restaurant, especially as a solo traveler. When I arrived Marta was making pierogi and we acould all try making one ourselves. We had traditional soup made from a fermented base, stuffed cabbage leaves with tomato sauce, pierogi and delicious cheesecake with caramel sauce, washed down with red wine. The food was great, but the sense of international community whilst meeting lovely people was even better. The presence of a film crew making an Italian tv programme just added further spice to the evening. Marta is an inspiration for cooking, hospitality and international relations and I can’t recommend this experience highly enough.