This story was featured on: Episode 13
Peter and Laura Żerański
Married for over 40 years, Peter, Polish, and Laura, American, have been cooking together and trying out recipes inherited from Peter’s mother and grandmother.
Peter was born in Europe to parents that were born and raised in Poland and emigrated west soon after World War II. Peter’s mother, Alina Zeranska, wrote The Art of Polish Cooking in 1968, which served as the foundation of the family’s love for Polish food.
Laura married into the family in 1973 and learned to cook Polish dishes from her mother-in-law. As Peter’s parents grew older, Laura took over the preparation of hundreds of Sunday family dinners and special holiday celebrations such as Christmas Eve and Easter. The recipes she prepares today are essentially the same as those prepared in Poland by Peter’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents.
Both books are available on their website http://www.polishclassiccooking.com
Full interview with Laura and Peter:
You will have a chance to meet with Laura and Peter on our POLcast every two weeks – they will be talking about Polish food.