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the Bread Exchange in SMAK

Delivered by a group of Polish food lovers I finally got my hands on the latest SMAK magazine from Warsaw. I really like this magazine.


I have one extra magazine that I can offer someone. Are you up for a trade? What I would like to know in exchange is where to eat the best Polish pirogues and the great Zurek soup in Berlin.


There is an article about the Bread Exchange in there too  ——-> here!

Unfortunetly that is probably the only thing I will halfway understand as I can not read a flake of Polish. In fact, this feels really frustrating when you look through the SMAK magazine. I have been asking Monika, who is co-founder, why they are not doing the polish+english style (like Fricote who are doing french+english). I really hope they will do it, as the magazine looks too interesting and beautiful not to be read by an international audience.




There was an article in SMAK about (atleast I assume it is about) a Polish cheese maker. I wonder if it is the same guy that make the cheese for  the Warsaw restaurant Funkcjonalny in Saska Kepa. That cheese plate was so great that I bought it for take out for the train ride back to berlin.



Great Thank You Monika for the article and a Large Thank You to Mirjam Wählen who made the baking picture!


  1. Ania
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:57 | #

    I need ot get my hand on this issue next time I’m back home! It’s a beautiful new magazine, probably the best foodie one on the market in Poland right now. How exciting that you’re featured :)

  2. Posted May 11, 2013 at 10:35 | #

    Ania, what do you mean by “probably”? Like they have 5-10 food magazines and few of them are comparable by style? Wow, I was thinking worse of Poland…

  3. Posted May 13, 2013 at 15:03 | #

    Hi Nikita,
    Maybe you are actually underrating Poland ;) During my research trip to Warsaw I was truly impressed by both the magazines and the restaurants popping up and which are no more pseudo-french but really digging into the traditional Polish food heritage.
    Apparently 3 new food magazines started since last year (at the same time fashion mag are selling less). SMAK is one of the 2 more fashionable ones and is for sure keeping the international standard of designed small scale food magazines.

    @Ania, yes, you should get it!

  4. ola
    Posted November 8, 2013 at 10:47 | #

    the guy on the picture doesn’t make cheese, he only eats them ;)

  5. Posted November 8, 2013 at 13:13 | #

    You know this? or you are assuming Ola?

  6. Posted November 8, 2013 at 19:21 | #

    I know it for a fact :) he’s specializing in finding best cheese from small local producers and promoting it further. had a show on tv, in each episode visiting one small cheese farm and finding out about the cheese they make there. but my parents do make cheese ;) btw, it’s a wonderful website and idea, just found you via green kitchen stories :) enjoy Morocco :)

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