World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.
Florence Nightingale was the pre-eminent pioneer of nursing. Her biography is equally remarkable, as a professional woman in Victorian Britain.
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 the first translation of Bolesław Leśmian’s classic children’s book “The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer”, the eponymous character discovers that he has been usurped by a doppelgänger...
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.
In the fourth instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Anna Rembowska, a childhood resident of the Assistant Professors’ Hostel high rise in Łódż, remembers growing up as if in a Kusturica film.
In the third instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Damjan Dobrila, a life-long resident of Belgrade, remembers the community spirit of a childhood spent in the Serbian capital’s brutalist housing estates.
In the second instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Tetiana Shataieva, a Ukrainian journalist who grew up on a housing estate in Dnipro, remembers how her neighbours always looked out for each other.
On lazy days – when you want to cook without effort and take time to read or day-dream – it’s good to know some methods for kitchen action with no action at all.
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. Original publication by Monika Kucia.
From Gregorian chant to Buddhist mantras, a writer explores the therapeutic properties of singing. Original publication by Aleksandra Reszelska.