My name is Maria Rozynska and in a nutshell, I teach people how to make traditional Polish food while singing songs from the Polish Highlands.
I’m trying to preserve my heritage of Polish recipes and traditions that may be losing their traditional roots with the passing of older generations. These are dishes that I have cooked, served and eaten my whole life.
In April 2017 I quit my comfy Educational Sector job to pursue my passion for cooking, teaching and singing. That’s when Just Be Cooking was born. You see…I grew up in a Polish household observing my mother, grandmother and great grandmother whip up consistently yummy Polish cuisine picking up generations of knowledge. Not only was the food unbelievable, with our ‘can’t help but dance to’ music and of course vodka, the celebrations always left you with a memory to last a lifetime. I wanted to leave people with that memory.
Each of my workshops end with a communal meal where guests get to eat their creations. Extra Polish dishes pre-made by me are also served and, oh yeah, you get to kick back and enjoy Live Folk music! What could be better?!
For a list of my upcoming Hands-on Polish cooking workshop, check out the Upcoming Workshops page. I also do corporate and private workshops.