Thursday, June 22: Meet the Chef at the Palace Museum in Wilanow

The Polish Consulate General in New York and the Polish-Slavic Center invite you to a talk about the secrets of Polish culinary traditions, that will be held on June 22, 2023 at 6 PM at the Polish-Slavic Center at 177 Kent Street, Brooklyn NY 11222.

Polish cuisine is much more than bigos, żurek or pierogis. Its history and craftsmanship date back to the royal courts of the 16th century, and many recipes were forgotten at the turn of the 20th century mainly because of their complicated preparation process and the multitude of exotic ingredients that were unavailable during the war and post-war economic crisis.

Discover Polish cuisine anew, get inspired by stories of Polish flavors, and find out how ancient recipes are being reconstructed and old varieties of edible plants are being restored.

We will be taken on a tasty journey by Maciej Nowicki – chef of the King John III Palace in Wilanow, the oldest art museum in Poland, where he co-creates an educational and research program dedicated to Polish cuisine. He gained professional experience in Great Britain and France. After a period of fascination with modern European cuisine, he decided to combine his love of history with the culinary arts and devoted himself to reconstruction work and Polish recipes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Maciej is a lover and popularizer of old varieties of vegetables, fruits, and wild edible plants. Co-laureate of the prestigious Europa Nostra Award 2019 and Outstanding Polish Chef according to Gault&Milleau 2018, he promotes traditional Polish cuisine at home around the world, including France, the UAE, Japan, Korea, the USA, and the Middle East. Lover of travel, gardening, and bonsai.