Polish Family #22
We spend 800zł to 1000zł (€200-€250) a week on food. We prefer to taste a product and if it is acceptable we buy it again. We found good ham in the local shop so we buy ham only from there. Certain things that we buy are Polish and often we try tasty things from around the word. We know the real taste of feta cheese so only buy Greek feta. Once a month we buy mega packs from Makro. We buy fresh products from a deli supermarket. We shop in different places for different things. Mainly we eat at home, from time to time we might go to a restaurant.
Because of our jobs we could work from home, so the person that is at home usually cooks. Michał learned how to cook from his family and Eleni from cookery books. She is more experimental so we are always nervous of what we are going to have. During winter we eat a lot of meat and pasta, in the summer more vegetables. Our favourite summer dish is grilled aubergines and peppers with balsamic vinegar. We rarely eat soups, they might be tasty but there are time consuming. The mood of the family dinner depends on the day. Every dinner has its own colour. Eleni remembers that during communism the majority of the houses didn't have normal tables because most of the flats were too small, so people were eating on coffee tables. Dinner tables came back to Poland after 1989 and that changed the culture of eating.