Plates with memory

Food is served on their plates in many restaurants in Copenhagen, including the very famous ones, such as  Relae or 108. Coffee is served in their mugs at Koppi, The Barn and The Coffee Collective. We pay a visit to Mk-Studio, a beautiful workshop of Magdalena Kałużna in Copenhagen.

Vive Nanan!

In Wrocław’s Kotlarska street you can eat traditional éclairs made of choux pastry and crème pâtissière. What makes them special, though, are the various flavours of the icing, caramelised toppings and intricate decorations. – Éclair is a pastry everyone knows well, but we try to give it a slightly more modern look, while respecting the classic form. We constantly invent new flavour variations to whet the appetites of the visiting gourmands, the owner Justyna Kawiak tells.

Night Market now every Thursday!

Every weekend in the Spring/Summer season the platforms of the ancient Warsaw Main Railway Station transform into a food market open until late night hours. We have good news for all the after dark street food lovers: the Night Market will be open also on Thursday starting from June 1.

The festival of kids

We have pleasure to invite to another of the series of festivals jointly organised by USTA Magazine and Mysia 3 shopping centre. This time the event is dedicated to the youngest. We will present a selection of unique brands of toys, clothes, cosmetics, books and furniture for children.

Blooming Warsaw

For the third time we are organising the most beautiful spring festival of the USTA Magazine – the long awaited Festival of Flowers! On April 1 (and no, it’s not an April Fool’s prank) Mysia 3 Shopping Centre will turn into a blooming garden full of incredible flowers and hidden treasures.

PUMPKIN MUFFINS WITH FLAVOURED AMARETTO SNOW

Since we have already experienced the first snow of the season, we decided to keep the cold atmosphere. Don’t worry, it’s just a white amaretto powder on a pumpkin muffin in the graceful shape of Fuji. A charming twist on the period between autumn and winter made by our irreplaceable Mickey Rotten. All completely vegan.

Winter edition of USTA

Welcome to the fresh, winter issue of the USTA Magazine. The main theme of this issue is the breakthroughs. We take a closer look at the turning points in the history of gastronomy. We depict the chefs visionaries whose revolutionary thinking has changed the whole culinary domain. We selected 6 exceptional dishes from the 20th century – milestone meals created by outstanding chefs, which have been described, discussed and reinvented over the years.

Truffle polenta with asparagus tempura

To say goodbye to the asparagus season, we bring you a delicious vegan recipe idea by Mickey Rotten. Served in tempura on truffle polenta with tarragon vinaigrette –that’s something nice and new. Especially that the we’ve eaten all other versions of asparagus – boiled, fried, in salad, with an omelette –  already dozen times this season. Bon appetit!

Democratic Design

The Italian designer duo Formafantasma is based in Amsterdam. Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin met during their studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Over eight years of working together they have developed a unique style, based on unusual, often organic materials matched with raw, brutalist elements.

Urban Jungle

Welcome to a colourful oasis in Bucharest. Kāne World Food Studio is  a place where you can get traditional Romanian ribs with grilled polenta as well as a whole menu of exotic dishes from all around the world.

Luxurious Fondants

They were born out of love for the atmosphere of the 1930s and 1940s, films in an old cinema and vintage fashion. But they are also a result of the search for authentic food without additives, with simple list of ingredients.  Please welcome Pomadki Luksusowe (Eng. Luxurious Fondants), they are truly addictive!

Lovercraft w Nowym

„Zew Cthulhu” to przedstawienie inspirowane najoryginalniejszymi opowiadaniami
H.P. Lovecrafta – premiera 24 marca w Nowym Teatrze. USTA patronują!

Different Pressure Levels

In the current issue of the USTA Magazine you can read an interview with Andrzej Bargiel, the first man to ski down the Broad Peak in Karakorum. Few years ago he left everyone behind in the prestigious Elbus Race in extreme class. Last summer he established a new record in the fastest conquest of the five highest peaks of the former USSR. Andrzej tells us about the hardships, the turning points and the reasons why it is worth going alone in the mountains and live there day by day.

What’s your cereal number?

There are two kinds of people in the world. One is who eat breakfast in the morning and the other is who doesn’t eat breakfast. Breakfast to breakfast kind of people is more than a meal, they have to have breakfast to start their day.

Polish wines in Poznań

Culinary Academy invite for the fourth time on 24 June 2017 for a full Day series of events devoted to Polish wines, ciders, and regional products from Wielkopolska. You will be able to get to know them better, taste and – most importantly – buy.

A formula for flavour

In early April we held a premiere of a new cookbook, prepared and published by the Usta Magazine team. This time our book concetrates on the flavours: why sweet goes well with sour and why sour is a perfect match for salty. We explain the meaning of umami and the role of structure and colours. We suggest what goes well with eggplant, strawberries and fish. “Wzór na smak” (Eng. A Formula for Flavour”)  was written by Grzegorz Łapanowski, the photos were taken by Krzysztof Kozanowski and the beautiful layout was designed by Joanna Skiba.

BERLIN’S YOUNG GUNS

USTA Magazine team has recently gone to Berlin to check what’s new on the culinary map of the city. And indeed a lot has been going on. This year’s Michelin guide has brought new stars to the city gastronomy landscape. The culinary concepts concentrating on the local produce and reflecting the local identity are on the rise. No wonder that it is in Berlin that the one-day symposium Terroir Berlin Forum takes place. It starts in just few days on May 15.

Eat, Love, Sing and digest

On the occasion of the premiere of the opera “The Turk in Italy”, USTA Magazine team has been invited by the National Opera to take photos of the dishes inspired by the works of Rossini. The recipes were re-interpreted by Marzena Gromelska, the chef of the Chianti restaurant. And it is in Chianti, in the coming days, that you will be able to have chanterelles a la Rossini, mortadella foam or an apple tart Guglielmo Tell.

Krem de la Crem

It’s been barely few days since its opening and yet this place already arouses strong emotions. Krem is a new bistro in Warsaw and it serves classics of the French cuisine which are both delicious and authentic as they are based on excellent ingredients. French cheese, home-made kumpiak ham, pâté and roast beef, fresh baguette… mon dieu! We talk about the concept of this place with the founder and chef in one person Luc Magnon.

Box 15: cauliflower

I believe in the rule that simpler is better, writes Marta Wajda, the author of our food boxes cycle. That is why my favourite lunches are predominantly one-ingredient ones. This time I suggest you take a cauliflower for your lunch at work. This vegetable has recently been forgotten and undervalued. I love it not only for its flavour, but also for its shape. It tastes best when roasted and served with tahini sauce, pomegranate and fresh cilantro.