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Zakąski, polish antipasta platter

Polish people love vodka, or wódka in Polish. And they especially love it in shots! But it’s not a drunkards way of behaving… even though it is indeed druk at the beginning of a meal with pre-dinner snacks called Zakąski. As the meal progresses, the drinks progress to beer (and [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Ryba smażona w panierce, fish schnitzel, from Sopot in Poland

In so many cultures around the world, especially in Australia, summer beach holidays with family bring back memories of fantastic fish and chips… Eaten by the seaside with the smell of salt in the air and the roar of the waves on the shore. It’s such a strong evocative dish, [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Sammy’s home made Sauerkraut

  Sauerkraut has been sneaking its way back into our kitchen and meals with the fermented foods revolution. This revolution was brought back on in my opinion by kraut master Sandor Katz, who has been nicknamed Sandorkraut. You can read about him here: http://www.wildfermentation.com/who-is-sandorkraut/ For Bella and I our interest [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|

Thermomix: Our Babcia’s Gingerbread Spice Mix and Piernik Recipe as seen on The Morning Show

  Its that time of year where we dust off the old Christmas recipes and bring our family traditions back to life. Most of us, even those who aren’t big cooks, will have a specialty dish that they are assigned to make each year. However this year we have decided [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|

Bella’s Gołąbki – Polish stuffed cabbage rolls

There are many eastern and central European cultures that make cabbage rolls, and it’s safe to say that every one of them is delicious! The Croatians and Serbians make their “sarma” with pickled cabbage, the Ukrainian “holubtsi” have a more sour flavoured sauce, the jewish “golub” omits pork and bacon, [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|

Bella’s Pierogi with Warrigal Greens and Paperbark Smoked Butter, as seen at Dożynki Festival Adelaide

There’s not a human in this world that doesn’t love pierogi, and everyone has a favourite traditional flavour - cheese & potato, meat, or sauerkraut & wild mushroom. We’ve given this version an Aussie twist and it’s our new favourite! Foraging and using native ingredients in the kitchen is a [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|

Sammy’s Polish Dill Pickles

You’ve probably seen “Polskie Ogorki”, or Dill Pickled Cucumbers on supermarket shelves… nothing beats the home made version. Eat them semi pickled or fully pickled, they should last in the fridge for a few weeks – just make sure they’re covered in liquid. For th e flowering dill and horseradish [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|

Bella’s “Kulebiak”, aka Salmon Wellington, as seen on The Morning Show

Beef wellington is a British favourite that we all know and love, but did you know that the Eastern Europeans make a very similar dish, but with salmon? In Poland they call it a “Kulebiak”, where it’s a regional dish from the eastern parts - and of course it’s also [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|

Bella’s Polish meatballs in wild mushroom sauce, Klopsy w sosie grzybowym

This week it’s international meatball week, so we thought we’d share a recipe that’s close to our hearts – Polish meatballs! Every culture has their own version, and although I’m not quite certain where and when this honourable day came from, one thing’s for sure… everyone around the world should [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|

Keeping your cool in the kitchen with Sammy and Bella – Recipe and Competition

Competition: Win The Ultimate Cooking Lesson With Sammy and Bella. Scroll down to the comments to enter Foodie season has started with Season 7 of MKR kicking off, and we have already seen tantrums and accidents taking their toll on the quality of food being served in home kitchens across [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|