We spend 400zł (€100) a week on food. Mateusz is a vegetarian so in our family we have to make 2 dinners everyday and we have our dog Agat – a 15 year old Hungarian puli dog that prefers beef. We care about the quality of the food we buy but we are not sure. You buy an apple but you have no idea how it was produced. We buy natural products, sometimes we prefer to buy less quantity but better quality. Mateusz likes pasta, cheese and fish but good cheese and fish are expensive. In the summer we buy fruits and vegetables from farmers and we make preserves, jams, pickles etc Now that Iwona works only 3 days a week we shop in small local shops. Sometimes we go to Kaufland, we like the fruits there, big selection and they are cheap. Sometimes we go to Carrefour or Real too. Sometimes when we in a hurry we shop in the corner shop. For big quantities we go to the farmer’s market.
Usually we eat at home but on special occasions we go to a restaurant. Rarely we buy a ready-made meal and when we do it has to be of a known maker. Iwona does all of the cooking but sometimes Antoni buys the products and prepares them so Iwona can cook. Iwona learned to cook from her mother but she has a big selection of cookery books that she taking recipes from. Sometimes Mateusz cooks his own meals. In the last 2 years, since Mateusz became vegetarian, our diet has changed a lot. We eat more beans, more fish, vegetables and fruits. We rarely eat pork and we avoid fat food. We prefer poultry. In the summer we eat more season vegetables.