Pamiętniki: Memoirs of Poland

Poland is the homeland of my maternal grandparents who were born in Lublin in 1915 and 1916. I traveled to Poland for the very first time in 2009 while I was living in Italy. Fast forward nearly seven years later, once my health began to return, we started to plan our European vacation. Ania, the daughter of my mom’s cousin Elżbieta was going to get married … Continue reading Pamiętniki: Memoirs of Poland

The Recipe Box

Lublin My maternal grandparents were born and raised in Lublin, Poland. When we spent time together at the dinner table they would share conversations in their native Polish language and sometimes in Yiddish.   Grandpa’s Recipe When I was a teenager, my grandfather shared a food memory with me. It consisted of spaghetti with a dark brown sugar sauce. While the pasta was cooking he … Continue reading The Recipe Box

A Memoir of Slovenia and Croatia

Six summers ago I found myself visiting with my dear friends Cordelia and Zlatan and along the way, I found a long-lost cousin from Poland. The place of the encounter would be Piran, Slovenia. It was my first summer in Italy and so I took a seven-hour train ride from Turin to Trieste and from there a bus to Slovenia. When I arrived in Piran my … Continue reading A Memoir of Slovenia and Croatia