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PICK-UP DINNER: Polish Thanksgiving by Maria Rozynska

October 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Oct 5, 10pm
Pick up on WED Oct 6, 6-7:30pm

While Thanksgiving per se isn’t celebrated in Eastern Europe the way it is in North America, most Northern countries have some type of celebration to mark the end of the farming season, often aligned with the autumn equinox. Called Dożynki in Poland, or Obzhynki in the Ukraine & Russia, these feasts are an opportunity express gratitude and enjoy the bounty of the harvest. Maria Rozynska of Just Be Cooking shares some classic Polish dishes that embody this spirit of abundance and invite you to partake in this delicious celebration of fall.

And if that wasn’t reason enough, it is Pierogi Day on Friday October 8th, so in addition to your hot, fresh & ready-to-eat meal,  you can also pick up packs of homemade frozen pierogi, stuffed with potato & farmer’s cheese or mushroom & sauerkraut, in either traditional and gluten-free recipes, along with other delicious Polish treats for your Thanksgiving table.

Traditional Borscht
Classic ruby-red beet broth with bites of grated roasted beets, made with a base of fermented kvass (imagine a kind of salty balsamic vinegar made from fermenting beet juice and rye bread), that adds complexity, tang and remarkable health benefits. Served with pampushki, soft, freshly baked, pull-apart wheat rolls.

Roast Chicken with Mushroom Gravy & Red Currant Sauce
Organic local chicken leg quarters prepared the traditional Polish way: brined, marinated, buttered, seasoned and baked to perfection. Comes with seasoned potatoes roasted in butter & olive oil, luscious mushroom gravy and a sweet & tangy red currant sauce.
Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls
A Polish classic; cabbage leaves stuffed with a porcini mushroom & buckwheat filling, baked in a mushroom and veg braise until meltingly tender. Comes with roasted potatoes, mushroom gravy & red currant sauce.

Apple Sharlotka
A traditional Eastern European apple cake, with tart, juicy apples tucked under a light vanilla-hinted cake, dusted with icing sugar & cinnamon.

Made with love by Chef Maria, these items are available frozen, ready to heat & serve! Bring some Polish flare home for your Thanksgiving table!

Borscht ~ 950ml ~ $15

Pierogi ~ 15 pieces ~ $10
Potato & Farmers Cheese –or– Mushroom & Sauerkraut

Gluten Free Pierogi ~ 15 pieces ~ $15
Potato & Farmers Cheese –or– Mushroom & Sauerkraut

Cabbage Rolls ~ 2 Large Portions ~ $12
Rice & Pork filling in fresh tomato sauce
Mushroom & Buckwheat filling in mushroom gravy

Pumpushki ~ 6 ~ $6


Chicken, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Polish Thanksgiving Dinner for 2 $48 • for 4 $90


Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Maria Rozynska grew up amid great food and music. After a Masters Degree in Education, and many years teaching History and English, Maria rediscovered the joys of home cooking. Since 2010, Maria has been sharing what she knows and loves about traditional Polish food and music, hosting many cooking classes, dinner parties & pop-ups across Toronto. Since opening her cultural cooking school, Just Be Cooking, in 2017, Maria has hosted culinary & music events across the city with many fantastic chefs & musicians. Her goal has always been the same; get as many people around the table as possible for good food and good music to feed our soul.



October 6, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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