Dr Monika Milewska from the Faculty of History at the University of Gdansk is the winner of the Pomeranian Literary Award “Wind from the Sea”. The title of Literary Book of the Year was awarded to her monograph “Blind Kitchen. Food and Ideology in the People’s Republic of Poland’.
“This award is particularly valuable to me, because it proves that serious academic books, accompanied by a huge bibliography and a plethora of detailed footnotes, can at the same time be literarily attractive and reach a wide range of readers. This is a great joy for the researcher”, says Dr Monika Milewska.
‘Blind Kitchen. Food and Ideology in the People’s Republic of Poland’ is not only a historical monograph, but also an engaging essay that takes the reader into the world of twentieth-century tastes. An attempt to answer the question of how people ate in the People’s Republic of Poland becomes a sensual and erudite expedition, during which we learn many historical facts introducing us to the reality of the second half of the 20th century and dozens of tasty anecdotes”.