My Polish Kitchen

My Polish Kitchen Blog Launch and First Polish Pop Up!

Last week we celebrated the the launch of my new little blog and venture – My Polish Kitchen – at a pop-up at the Poggenphol Kitchen in St Albans together with Mokoko Cocktails and Tomoka Spirits. The tickets sold out in half and day and all the plates, shot glasses and martini glasses were left empty! [...]

Polish Cookery Books

My Favourite Polish Cookery Books

I adore cookery books and I’m an avid collector. I’m pleased to see that my collection of Polish cookery books is growing as interest grows in Eastern European cuisine. I recently reviewed From a Polish Country House Kitchen for The Foodie Bugle, and attended the launch party at The Polish Embassy in London, which I’ll [...]

Pierogi

How To Make Pierogi

Being Polish and having an insatiable love of pierogi go hand in hand. For me they conjure up images of a big family table, my Mama cooking endless batches, dishing up little pockets of dough, similar to ravioli, filled with potato and cheese or foraged mushrooms, coated in warm butter and caramelized onions and sometimes, słonina, a kind of oozingly melty type [...]

Bigos

Recipe: Mama’s Bigos – Hunter’s Stew

I’d like to promise that this blog won’t be all about cabbage! Polish food is so much more than that, yet it would be wrong not to pay homage to Poland’s national dish – Bigos, or Hunter’s Stew. There are probably as many individual recipes for Bigos as there are cooks in Poland. Bigos is [...]

Blueberry Pierogi

Recipe: Blueberry Pierogi

Pierogi are one of the most well-known, traditional Polish dishes and can be found around the world. They are small dumplings, also known as Pierożki, similar to Italian ravioli or Asian dumplings or gyoza. If you live in, or have ever visited America, particularly New York or Chicago, you might also find them sold as street-food, as you would [...]

Blueberry Pierogi Delicious

Ren’s Polish Recipes in the Press

You can see my featured polish recipes and press credits on my Press features page, which includes two features in delicious. magazine and a feature in Foodie Niche Collective. I also reviewed From a Polish Country House Kitchen, by Anne Applebaum and Danielle Crittenden, for The Foodie Bugle  

Cake Creation Video Scene

Cake Creation – An Inherited Recipe

There is a cake recipe, handed down to me by my mama, that I go back to time and time again. The recipe I usually use is for a typical Polish tray-bake, or a Placek z Owocami. In this case, I used a round tin, but a rectangular tin would work, too. Recently, my friend, [...]

Pierogi

My Polish Kitchen by Ren Behan

  Welcome to My Polish Kitchen by Ren Behan. This site is currently under construction and I’ll be filling it with lots of delicious, modern Polish recipes as I go along! Please visit www.renbehan.com (see Polish Kitchen) for more Polish and Eastern European recipes. Thank you. I’ll be back here soon!