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Open-faced Sandwich (Zapiekanka)

Small bites By September 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Persons: 2     Cost: $$     Level: easy     Time: 30 min     Ingredients: easy to find


“Zapiekanka” is a most popular Polish street food, and my favorite one. You will find it in almost every city, usually in places that are open 24h., which makes it easy to grab even after a long night of partying 🙂

What I love about Zapiekanka is that it’s simple, super tasty and looks gorgeous. It’s the perfect finger food for a party—and because of its fame, you’ll find it in many tasty combinations. But in my opinion, the best way to enjoy Zapiekanka is to discover its traditional variant first.

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Apple Pie Cocktail (Szarlotka)

Drinks By September 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Persons: 1     Cost: $$     Level: easy     Time: preparation 10 min      Ingredients: easy to find


The “apple pie” cocktail is among our most iconic cocktails, prepared with Żubrówka®, a brand of Polish bison grass vodka. This cocktail owes its cute and tasty name to its second ingredient, the apple. 

Żubrówka vodka has been made near the Bialowieza Forest (Puszczy Białowieskiej) since the 16th century. The nobility believed that blades of bison grass were an aphrodisiac, which is why, by the 18th century, pure Żubrówka became a favoured drink among nobility (szlachta) and peasantry alike. 

There are plenty of delicious Żubrówka-based drinks, but let’s begin with the most iconic!


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Pork Chops (Kotlet Schabowy)

Dishes By August 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Persons: 2     Cost: $$     Level: medium     Time: preparation 35-40 min      Ingredients: easy to find


The pork chop, lovingly called ”schaboszczak” in Poland, is one of our most common dishes. It dates back to the time of the Polish People’s Republic. In my family, we would serve it for Sunday dinner, preceded by “rosół,” Polish chicken soup. The first written ”schabowy” was published in Lucyna Ćwierczakiewiczówna’s “365 dinners for 5 zloty,” a cookbook that symbolised PPR times.

Pork chops are usually served with fried cabbage salad and potatoes—however, I prefer to prepare it with light, seasonal vegetables and a small Chez Domia twist. I hope you like it!

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Smoked Mackerel (Wędzona Makrela)

Small bites By July 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Persons: 1-2     Cost: $   Level: easy     Time: –      Ingredients: fish can be hard to find


My hometown is near the Baltic Sea, so I am used to eating quite a lot of fish, especially smoked ones. This is something I miss a lot in Paris.

In Poland, I was pampered with different species of smoked fish, and for me the most precious one is mackerel. Luckily, in my little Poland at the Bastille Market (mentioned in a previous post http://chezdomia.com/?p=161 ), I can keep spoiling myself with this delicious and healthy snack.

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

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