ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Pierogi - Polish Communist Recipes

Kraków, PolandPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Olga

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

There are few things more Polish than pierogi and milk bars. Both are connected to the communist times in Poland and both are still popular inside Poland among the locals and also known worldwide. Our type of dumplings - pierogi are definitely the symbol of Poland's cuisine.

During this experience, I will teach you how to prepare the essence of polish culinary skills and tase - PIEROGI filled with cheese, potatoes, and onions. After you know how to prepare them I will give you many more options for the fillings for your future polish fiestas.

In this interactive experience, we will go through every step of the process - from dough making, then rolling it and cutting, preparing the filling, creating the special shape of pierogi, and finally boiling. When we are ready to taste what we've created we will also have a toast polish way. I will explain the polish alcohol culture and reveal and send my mother's homemade liquor recipe for you to make on special occasions.

I'll share stories of communist Poland and how it reflected on everyday life and Polish cuisine, and tell you the history of this special dish in Polish cuisine. So while we can't travel abroad we will travel back in time. You'll get new cooking skills and also a broader understanding of Polish culture.

Be warned! Pierogi are addictive! You won't stop eating them :)
There are few things more Polish than pierogi and milk bars. Both are connected to the communist times in Poland and both are still popular inside Poland among the locals and also known worldwide. Our type of dumplings - pierogi are definitely the symbol of Poland's cuisine.

During this experience, I will teach you how to prepare the essence of polish culinary skills and tase - PIEROGI filled with cheese, potatoes, and onions. After y…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Olga can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $145.

What to bring

  • computer, tablet or smartphone with stable internet connection, video and sound on
  • cottage cheese (0,5 kg / 1.1 lb / 18 oz). (same amount of ricotta cheese could serve as a substitute)
  • potatoes (0,5 kg / 1.1 lb / 18 oz)
  • onions (0,5kg / 1.1 lb / 18 oz)
  • all purpose white flour (0,5 kg / 1.1 lb / 18 o) (cake flour can be a substitute)

Meet your Host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
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Hello, I'm Olga!
I'm a local guide and a big foodie, born and based in Kraków, Poland. I love to travel and explore new cultures through food and I am also a huge enthusiast of sharing my knowledge of Poland through Polish cuisine. I used to run food tours and host cooking classes in my apartment for international guests. What fascinates me about polish cuisine (besides the taste sensations!) is its creativity and how it reflects the history and traditions of the country.
Together with my friend Anna, the great cook, we would love to share recipes and stories of our history and culture while interacting with people from all over the world.
For the moment, since we can't travel abroad we are inviting you to travel back in time with us from your own kitchen.
See you soon!
Hello, I'm Olga!
I'm a local guide and a big foodie, born and based in Kraków, Poland. I love to travel and explore new cultures through food and I am also a huge enthusiast of sharing my knowledge of Poland through Polish cuisine. I used to run food tours and host cooking classes in my apartment for international guests. What fascinates me about polish cuisine (besides the taste sensations!) is its creativity and how it reflects the history and traditions of the country.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Lily
November 2021
This was really great! Olga was fun and friendly, the instructions were clear and the recipe straightforward. The pierogies turned out delicious! We had fun talking to Olga and making pierogies!
Natalia
November 2021
Delicious results! Great technique and simple! Great tips for freezing and cooking and serving! Also made strawberry version!!!! BRING CAKE FLOUR! Makes for super soft pirogies! Highly recommend this experience! Host is AMAZING!
Jessica
August 2021
Olga was a fantastic host! She was so patient and helpful, and the pierogies were beyond delicious. I didn’t realize they were so easy to make. My husband also loved them and has already asked me to make more. Highly recommended!
Dawn
July 2021
Olga is the absolute best and these will be the tastiest pierogi you’ll ever have. I could stop putting them in my mouth. She’s a great instructor and super cool person to talk to. Krakow is definitely on my list to visit now after this wonderful experience!
Flo
July 2021
This was an AMAZING experience!! Olga was fantastic!! She was very patient and thorough. Our teenage son had a blast and went on to make more on his own after the class! Highly recommend and we've asked her to create some more experiences because we want to do more cooking with her!
Melissa
July 2021
Olga’s cooking class was fantastic! The pierogies tasted like my great grandmother’s. Olga added some personal touches, was very friendly, and taught us about Polish culture in the down time. I would 100% take a class with Olga again!

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Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.