Poles and Jews shared one land for over 1,000 years. What a great influence these two different cultures have had on each other, we can experience thanks to old recipes. You will get know and taste the dishes considered to be icons of Polish cuisine, in a fact having its roots in Jewish houses. The mysterious Shabbat pastry, challah, baked usually on Friday morning, became popular all over the world. Nowadays challah is baked from Minsk to Marrakesh, but not everybody remembers about its Jewish roots. What made challah so popular? How kosher challah is it different than any other? Using grandmothers recipes, we will bake it together. I'll guide you step by step through the preparation process, we will try to learn how to braid it and what does the shape of challah mean. During this workshop, we will reach Ashkenazi culinary alchemy. You will experience a piece of the world, of already not existing, the biggest Jewish diaspora in Europe.
we will enjoy homemade goods. Challa you bake, you will take with you:)
everything is needed, you will find on place
Hi :) I'm Sabina. I'm a rolling stone, Airbnb host and food designer involved in many culinary projects. Since studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, I started to discover how fascinating and multicultural history stands behind my city. My grandma ran a bakery, I was brought up on best quality rolls, bread and pastries. I'm the owner of Głodne Kawałki, catering specializing in party food and founder of NotSoKosher, group of cooks discovering Polish and Jewish culinary roots. I cooperated with Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow and Museum Polin in Warsaw. My second home is in Athens
I'd love to invite you to my sunny house, plenty of polish design and cookbooks. I have a bright kitchen where we will make our dishes at the specially prepared table. Please be ready for a little workout, cause I live on the 4th floor without an elevator :) I live in a very unique district, full of stories about mammoth huntings, gods of winds, mustard factory and Art Nouveau architecture.
we will bake delicious gluten challah :) if you have any allergies or food restriction, please let me know,
Morning braiding - challah&brunch