We invite you to a following meeting within the series “Curious about the world”.
A resident of Vilnius and author of the book “Vilnius. The Family History of Flavours” Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej will be the guest of our meeting.
We will talk about black bread. About potato porridge and the love towards potatoes in general. About the fact, why a Lithuanian Minister of Health wanted to introduce higher VAT on fatback and why it is forbidden to eat chicken soup at a Lithuanian wedding. About hospitality with a motto “It is better to kill a guest than to let him leave hungry”. About the influence of kalduny on the Polish-Lithuanian relations. About Kaziuko gingerbreads that were made out of nothing in the Soviet times. About cucumbers with honey, wild strawberry soup, poppy milk. As well as about the fact that Lithuania entered the European Union thanks to cepelinai.
Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej – born in Vilnius, permanently living in Poland. She graduated from the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Warsaw as well as from the Polish School of Documentary. She has been nominated three times for the Grand Press award for her social documentaries. Together with her mother, Genowefa Wołkanowska, a well-known cook in Lithuania, she published the book “Vilnius. The Family History of Flavours”.
media patronage: BiałystokOnline.pl