Krupnik is a delicious vegetable and barley soup. It can be served as a starter, or as a main. You can add more meat and barley if you want your soup to be richer, or more water to make it a light dish. Krupnik is very easy to make, healthy and filling.

Sauerkraut soup, sour but sweet and spicy at the same time, can be a nice and warming dish in winter, or a light soup in summer. Depending on the amount of meat used for the soup, it could be a light starter or a rich main meal.

‘Zalewajka’ is a traditional village soup. It comes from Lodz, from my region. It’s one of these rich and filling soups, cooked traditionally for working in fields farmers, and now just for hungry and hard-working men. It’s delicious and very simple to make.