Zdzislaw, Ewa and Hildegarda spend 200 Zloty (EUR40) a week on food, Grzegorz who lives in Warsaw spends the same amount of money. Zdzislaw, Ewa and Hildegarda do not buy organic products but they don't buy low quality food either. They try to keep a balance between quality and price. They don't use fat but olive oil instead and they eat loads of salads. Everyday at lunchtime they have a glass of carrot and apple juice. They mostly shop at supermarkets except the meat that they buy from a local butcher. They eat at home, sometimes go to a restaurant but never buy a ready-made meal. The dinner is an opportunity to discuss what happened during the day, what happened at Zdzislaw's work, how was Ewa's day if Hildegarda had any problems and wondering what Grzegorz is doing in Warsaw.
Grzegorz tries to buy good and natural food but because he works a lot sometimes he has to have lunch in a restaurant. He never steps in a supermarket; he only shops in the local bazaar. He cooks at home from time to time but usually he eats at restaurants.
Zdzislaw, Ewa and Hildegarda eat together everyday and Grzegorz joins them when for Christmas and whenever he is in town. Ewa does the cooking. She is self-taught, he reads cookery books, recipes in magazines and gets recipes from friends too. The side dishes vary by season. We have more salads and a bigger variety of vegetables and fruits.