Antep Pistachios

Antep or officially known as Gaziantep is the culinary capital of Turkey. At least it is for me. When I travel to Antep, I end up gaining few kilos of weight. Losing all the katmer, kaymak and sweets from my hips is never an easy task. But it is so worth it! Every time… The…

Ceylon Tea

You will find the island of Sri Lanka in South Asia, located southeast of India. The documented history of the island goes 3,000 years back. However, some historians point to first evidence of pre-historic settlements from approximately 125,000 years ago. Nowadays, most of the population consist of Sinhalese ethnicity, with Tamilis, Christians, Moors, Burghers, Malays,…

Irish Seafood Chowder

Ireland or Eire in Irish, is an island in the North Atlantic, and is the thirds largest island in Europe. It is separated from Great Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St George’s Channel. I had been hearing about the beauty of Emerald Isle for a quite few years. Every time there…

Berries

Santa Claus home field. We all know where he lives and what he does for a living. I will not discuss his eating habits here. But what I want to tell you about is berries. Finland, is filled with different kinds of berries across the country. Some  of the over 50 kinds of berries there, with 37 edible, are…

Halloumi Cheese

Cyprus is not only about oranges, lemons and cats. The island also offers quite an interesting mixture of cultures and cuisine. Yes, some people may find Cypriot cuisine rather close or similar to the Greek cuisine, but for me it offers a blend of tastes and influences from last several centuries. I am a fan…

Lobster Hut

What do you think when I say “Iceland”? Let me guess. First thing that comes to your mind is the volcano that erupted few years ago and no one can pronounce it, second is a Blue Lagoon full of Asian tourists, and third – Game of Thrones. Iceland came to my mind during planning a…

Hamsi Season

Istanbul is my place. I always wait impatiently to pack my bag and land at Ataturk Airport. This is the place that mesmerizes me with its organized chaos, crazy drivers, highly demanding housewives, imams calling to prayers, service and food. Before the trip I plan my meals in the tiniest details, waiting for my taste…

Peruvian Ceviche

The country of Machu Picchu and 4 000 types of potatoes. Machu Picchu was breath taking, especially after 30 minutes bus ride on the steep and curvy mountain roads. As potatoes are a staple part of the Polish cuisine, I was thrilled to widen my “potato horizons”. However, what made the biggest impression on me was ceviche. This is a dish…

Strukli

In this winter time of the year, my steps led me to Croatia. I have wanted to visit this country for quite some time now. In particular, my curiosity peaked when I read about the oysters on the Croatian coast. I cannot remember where exactly I read it, but oysters there are apparently supposed to…

Pickle away!

I was born and raised in Poland, hence pickling is deeply rooted in my DNA. There is really no special occasion or even a regular evening dinner in Poland that goes without pickled or marinated cucumbers, mushroom or cabbage. Few years ago, we went to South Korea as part of our continued explorations in Asia….

Pescetarians’ Paradise

This small country at the west end of Europe is a paradise for pescetarians. There is virtually an endless variety of fish and seafood dishes and, best of all, all of it is freshly caught from the Atlantic waters. I imagine for Portuguese people eating frozen imported fish is akin to Italians eating frozen German supermarket…

Fat fish in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is a group of small islands, an archipelago belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark. The group consists of 18 islands located between Iceland and Scotland. The archipelago is so small, that you really need to look closer to spot them on the map. Initially our visit to the Faroe Islands was intended only…