The school canteen menu in Poland is full of traditional comfort food. That same home-made feeling of culinary nostalgia can also be found in the country’s milk bars.
In Poland, a number of folk remedies exist for treating common health ailments. Far from being useless, these remedies do have health properties and help people deal with the drag of being unwell.
In the face of ecological disaster, some people are taking a stand against destructive food practices. Local ingredients, zero waste and edible plates are just a handful of the ideas they are implementing.
It can be tempting to consider a nation’s traditional food as a product solely of that culture. Yet the reality is more complex. Cuisine is in constant flux; always being reinvented.
In our globalized world, the plethora of culinary choices is a wonderful thing… at least for those in the Global North. A switch to local food might benefit all of us.
The act of inheriting recipes is tied intrinsically with culture. It occurs not simply through remembering a technique, but within an unspoken sensory and emotional realm.
Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.
Food isn’t simply a gustatory experience. It can also evoke associations with people and places, taking us on an emotional trip down memory lane.