Zuza Zak describes herself as a “storyteller cook” whose debut cookbook Polska: New Polish Cooking achieved much success. It appeared in six languages and was selected as one of the best cookbooks of 2016 on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. The Independent described Polska as “capturing the spirit of a nation.” Zuza was born in Poland in 1979 and moved to the UK when she was eight. She worked in TV in for eight years then started a supper club, A Slavic Tale. Since publishing her cookbook, Zuza has had regular appearances on Polish TV and radio. Internationally, you can see her on Food Network Finds: Poland. In 2019, Zuza started a food-focused PhD at the prestigious School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, where she continues to explore East European food from a socio-cultural perspective, through the lens of a cultural anthropologist.