Polish Easter Feast

Marta
4.9
  (408 reviews)
shared meal
3hr
Kraków, Poland

Easter in Poland is the most important holiday, even more, important than Christmas. The entire week before Easter is called Holy Week, and during that time there are a lot of things going on here. 40 something years ago I was born on Palm Sunday / you aren't just lazy-you is super lazy : ) and I always go to the church around this time with my palm. Some of the villages and small towns organize Holy Palm competitions. The most special one takes place in Lipnica Murowana, a beautiful village located next to Nowy Wiśnicz where I went to Art School. On Saturday in the morning, we hard boil eggs and dye them with brilliant colors and engraving patterns on them. Probably one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions on Holy Saturday is blessing the food that will be eaten during the Easter feast. In front of the church, a priest blesses food brought by locals by sprinkling holy water waving incense over baskets with small amounts of the most important food like eggs, bread, meat and butter, salt, horseradish. It’s a very important tradition in Polish culture so you can often spot entire families participating in it. Next day on Holy Sunday morning you are prepared for a BIG, traditional, family breakfast/brunch. After the breakfast is finished, people take a walk and enjoy the rest of the day and more food later on : ) To Poles, the holiest of all food is bread. Often when cutting into a loaf, the knife is maneuvered so as to make the Sign of the Cross. When the bread is dropped to the floor (a sacrilege), the loaf is often kissed when picked up. On Wet Monday we celebrate Smigus-Dyngus, with is a lot of fun! Watch out for water being thrown by passers-by!

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...

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
  (408 reviews)
Helene
3 weeks ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Helene
3 weeks ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Carla
1 month ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

Carla
1 month ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

Mikayla
2 months ago
5

Excellent cooking class! This is the second time I have done this cooking class with Marta and 3 years later, it was just as great as the first time. Even with a larger group, she made sure everyone had an opportunity to be hands on. Highly recommend!

Nicola
2 months ago
5

Super

Marta
2 months ago
5

Amazing <3

Mateusz
2 months ago
5

Fresh and tasty traditional polish donuts. Hats off to Marta for coming up with such brilliant initiative. Looking forward to more of such events.

Szymon
2 months ago
5

:)

Aleksandra
2 months ago
5

Beta donouts ever!!! Supporting kids always the best option!

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