Hello! I am so glad you found your way to Zofia’s Kitchen. Zofia is my wonderful mother who also happens to be a wizard in the kitchen.
My parents left Poland for the United States in the 1980s looking to leave communism behind and start a new life in America. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to eat a home cooked meal almost every night, and while my mother Americanized and diversified her cooking, tastes of Poland could be found in many meals.
Now, when it comes to holidays such as Christmas or Easter, Zofia has and always will stick to traditional Polish recipes. These recipes can be found in a vault, behind a painting, below the secret staircase…just kidding. These recipes are all in an old tattered up book that my mom has had for years. I can’t read the handwriting and I’m afraid that the pages will disintegrate any day now. This is a problem because sometimes when it is 20 degrees outside, I want to make myself a nice barszcz—known as borscht or borshch to most people—but I don’t have her recipe. Alas, there is a simple solution: A COMPUTER!
I decided that I would type up some of our favorite family recipes, but some are so delicious that I figured it would be rude not to share.
Enjoy! Smacznego! Bon appétit!