Pierogi Power Workshop

4.9
  (384 reviews)
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Online class
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2hr

Pierogi, also known as Polish dumplings, are one of the most popular foods in my part of the world! Each one is a little hand-made parcel of deliciousness which is both heart-warming to eat and relaxing to make. My mother was a cook and, like in many Polish families, we would often all get together to make our meals, dividing up the process of making the filling, then the dough, then finally putting them together and cooking them. Whilst all of this took a bit of time, it was a chance, and still is, to sit together at home around a table and enjoy each others' company. Naturally, although it takes a bit of time to prepare, everything, once cooked, is eaten in a flash! I really look forward to teaching you the skill and pleasure of making pierogi at home. Once you've tasted how delicious they are, you'll understand why they are eaten so quickly!

I will be hosting this online cooking class from my home in Krakow. I look forward to having you as a virtual guest in my kitchen. Whilst we will be concentrating on making great pierogi, we will also have a chance to talk about anything else as well. I will be happy to share with you a bit more in general about life and culture in Poland, and look forward to learning from you too.

Ingredients we'll be using

  • 2 (cooked and peeled) potatoes
  • 1 small spoon of salt
  • 40 grams unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 white onions (finely chopped)
  • 250 grams cottage cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (about 500 grams) all-purpose flour; more as needed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup hot water (250ml)
  • melted salted butter with sage (or bacon)
  • caramelised onions

Utensils and equipment we'll be using

  • bowl scraper
  • wooden or plastic pastry board
  • glass cup (250ml)
  • round cookie cutter (approx 6 cm diameter)
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • rolling pin
  • spoon
  • a big pot for boiling water
  • draining spoon
  • potato masher

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to prepare before the class?
You will need to buy the ingredients and make sure you have the cooking utensils required.
How can I connect to the class?
Most classes will be held over Zoom. If you haven't already installed it, you can do so at https://zoom.us/download Before the class, it's a good idea to test your internet connection to make sure the video and sound quality is optimal. You can do this at https://zoom.us/test

About Marta

For the last 5 years, I have been teaching people how to cook delicious food at my home, and I also run food workshops such as the Pierogi Power Workshop, Fermentation Workshop and more. Recently I was the host of a big food event for The Krakow Pierogi Festival and Harvest Festival. (I also appear regularly on TV and radio as a guest, discussing subjects related to home cooking, the sharing economy and food tech.) I’ve always enjoyed sharing my knowledge of my beautiful hometown, and more about the art of Polish cuisine, both through the website and with all the wonderful travellers I meet in person.

My grandmother and my mother were great cooks. That means delicious, home-made food freshly-prepared.

Restaurants are great, but sometimes it seems it would be better to enjoy a home-cooked meal with someone who can also tell me a bit more about their experiences, their lives and their cities. So, I’ve decided to do exactly that. I cook for up to 14 people at my home in Krakow and you’re invited. Please join me!

Reviews

4.9
  (384 reviews)
mark
2 months ago
5

Super!

Will
8 months ago
5

I did this class with my sister over Zoom. We were in UK with Marta in Krakow. I was amazed at how this turned out, it tasted just like the sernik we had in Krakow! Great thing to do whilst in lockdown!

Joanna
1 year ago
5

Absolutely brilliant day! Marta went above and beyond to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. Lots of extra fun and treats. The experience exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

Tobiasz
1 year ago
5

Pączki 10/10! Smakują potrójnie dobrze: bo smaczne, bo dochód idzie na szczytny cel, bo sam pomagałem przy ich smażeniu :-)

Sam
1 year ago
5

We had the most amazing time. Marta was an excellent host, with a lovely home, and our group of 'cooks' was lovely. Lots of good conversation about food & Krakow & much more.

Lovely good & wicked vodka!

Sanna
1 year ago
5

The workshop was great! I was travelling on my own, but Marta made me feel very welcome and it was so nice and cozy to cook and chat in her kitchen. The pierogi were super delicious - way better than at a restaurant. Thank you!

Marek
1 year ago
5

Great experience as always :)

Alicja
1 year ago
5

This cooking class with Marta was the highlight of our time in Krakow. She was the consummate hostess, and we had so much fun making pierogi. She even let us try some of her homemade cherry vodka. I would sign up for anything she leads/organizes in a heartbeat.

Alice
1 year ago
5
We had a brilliant workshop with Marta. She was incredibly insightful, not just about pierogies but about the sights of Krakow as well as hearing a lot of interesting stories. We got to make 3 different types of pierogy and had some coffee and cake with them too so you definitely get your monies wor...

We had a brilliant workshop with Marta. She was incredibly insightful, not just about pierogies but about the sights of Krakow as well as hearing a lot of interesting stories. We got to make 3 different types of pierogy and had some coffee and cake with them too so you definitely get your monies worth. Would recommend to anyone coming to Krakow!

Nancy
1 year ago
5

A great time if you are looking to learn about the authentic food and preparation. It was a small group which was nice. I would do another class with Marta.

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