A packed house braved the rain at lunchtime on May 3rd to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum speak about her most recent book Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. May 3rd is Poland’s National Day so it was no big surprise to see much of Wellington’s Polish community seated in the front few rows.
Anne held a captivated audience with her deconstruction of the years following the Second World War and the role that Eastern European social institutions played in quelling dissent to communism.
After a whirlwind of a session there was no time spare to ask Anne for culinary advice to celebrate the Polish holiday. In light of this, her book on Polish cooking, In a Polish Country House Kitchen, sold out.
Big thanks to Anne for allowing us her time, and thank you to the Polish Embassy for their support.