Anula's Kitchen is written by Anna. A Polish girl, An Irish girl (officially Irish since January 2015! :D ) who since June 2006 calls Ireland her home. Since 2008 a Wife, since June 2010 a happy Mummy of a little baby girl J and since January 2012 - little baby girl E.... and since October 2008 writes a food blog.

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My background is in tourism (MA in Tourism and Hotel Management), but.... in September 2015, after 9 years in the industry, in a Travel Agency.... I quit! I'm either brave, or stupid, time will tell. Someone told me just recently: "Life's too short, and you have only one shot at it - make it good!"

And it happened! Started professional chef training in December 2015 and since March 2016 I'm... a CHEF! Working in a 2 AA rosette restaurant in a 4* hotel. You see - dreams DO come true! 

I have created this blog to share my passion for food. The recipes are often created by me or they come from my family's archives, you'll find lots of recipes inspired by my childhood memories. 

I was always surrounded by food. My Nana is a confectioner/baker, my Granddad was a butcher and I used to spend a lot of time in the kitchen - watching my Nan or Dad cook and/or bake. Now I want to pass a little bit of that experience (and passion) to my 2 little girls – and it’s already “catching”!

If I'm not at work, in a professional kitchen, I still spend all my free time cooking and baking or simply reading/writing about it. It's my passion, something which gives me a great pleasure and during which I can relax and "unwind". I love discovering new tastes, as well as cooking traditional dishes (not only from Poland). 

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

My work:

  • former copywriter for YesChef magazine
  • contributor at Connect Kerry magazine
  • former member of the Taste Kerry committee (PRO possition)
  • member of the organizing committee of the Flavour of Killorglin food festival (head of PR & Marketing)
  • write cookbook reviews,
  • write food articles, recipes (published in Easy Food)
  • recipe developer (example)
  • guest lecturer at IT Tralee, in The Hotel, Culinary and Tourism department
  • run Food Blogging workshops 
  • "ghost writer" for chefs, restaurants, food producers etc.
  • cooperation with food producers (reviews, recipe development, brand ambassador etc.)

* Since March 2014 I also have Level 4 Diploma in Personal Nutrition.


Product reviews:
I'm available for product reviews (of course those products have to be within the industry, like food products, kitchen gadgets and appliances etc.), if you're interested please feel free to contact me.

Book reviews:
I believe that as a food lover I'm not alone in a never ending love of cookbooks. I have quite a big collection, but would be more than happy to add to it - which I'm constantly doing. If you are a publisher or an author and would like me to review your cookbook please contact me via email.
(When writing a cookbook review I'll take lot of factors into consideration: appearance of the book, photos, types of recipes included, how the measurements/quantities are given, are the instructions clear and easy to follow and the most important - the result, the dish itself. I always(!) make at least 3 different dishes using the recipes from a given cookbook, before I make my mind about it.) 

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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and purely my own.



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