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Cookbook Features

The Sweet Polish Kitchen – 6 recipes in Olive Magazine, March 2024 

delicious magazine -February Book List 

“This is a warm invitation to investigate the spirit of Polish patisserie, with its influences from neighbours and migrants.” Mark Diacono 


The Observer, Observer Food Monthly 

30 Things We Love in the World of Food – Polish Doughnut Day 

The Stylist 

February 2024

Knead This: Ren Behan pays homage to Poland’s cafe culture with recipes for babkas, tarts and pastries 

Featured Work 


Older Work 





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  • Morrissons Magazine, Print, July 2013
  • delicious. magazine January 2013

Bring and Share New Year feature – including a Polish recipe for Potato Pancakes

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  • delicious. magazine August 2012

My Inheritance Recipe feature and Polish recipe



Lovely quotes/mentions

Woman and Home’s Top 100 Food Blogs

“Seasonal, family-friendly food with a local twist, inspired by the hearty food of Ren’s Polish childhood – and the blog is updated all the time.”

Sainsbury’s – Food Blogger Network

“Food, wine and lifestyle luxe, blogger and foodie Ren makes it all look so easy. We watch with awe as she whizzes round her kitchen, mastering everyday dishes, to specialty sweets treats inspired by Polish heritage. The blog is immaculately presented and eloquently written; readers will instantly warm to Ren’s excitement about food and eagerly anticipate her new recipes.”

Britmums – Finalist in the Outstanding category 2012

“The bloggers in the Outstanding category stand out with well-written, entertaining, thought-provoking, heartfelt and often highly informative posts. Ren Behan has created an enchanting, beautiful food blog.”

Channel 4 FoodBest Family Food Blogs

“Home cook Ren is a big believer in eating round the table as a family and praising her two children for trying new things. Like many mummy bloggers, her emphasis is on quick and easy recipes and she’s also keen on seasonality – take a look at her simple and in season section.”

Sainsbury’s Money Matters 20 Fantastic Family Food Blogs

“Ren’s blog is home to seasonal recipes that use healthy, locally produced food. Special sections are filled with culinary ideas for kids, and blogging events such as ‘Simple and in Season’, where bloggers from around the world share seasonal recipes.”

Personal accolades

Silvana de Soissons, Editor, The Foodie Bugle

“Her writing style is very warm, engaging and human. She is a mother of Polish heritage with a young family to feed, and it is clear that her aim is to put simple, delicious and thoughtful food on the table. Her blog reflects the care and attention she dedicates to all her work.”

Jo Wiltshire, Author & Course Tutor, CTJT

“Ren Behan’s writing comes alive through her passion for food and her knowledge of all things foodie. She deftly hooks in the reader with an engaging mix of the things that inspire her – seasonal ingredients, her own Polish heritage, and real cooking for real families. She has been a dedicated and imaginative writing student, and is someone I now hold up as an example to those wishing to turn a blog idea into a reality.”

Other Published Work

The art of artisanal food – Published Article
Pasta Class with Katie Caldesi – Published Article
A Slice of Cherry Pie – A review
Lotte’s Country Kitchen – A review
Stew! – A review
The Italian Cookery Course – A Review
Stewed! Nourish Your Soul – A Review
The Real Food Festival, London 2011 – Published Article
The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein – A Review

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