Beata Zatorska was born in Jelenia Gora, Poland. She started her medical training in Wroclaw but graduated from the University of Sydney, and now works as a family doctor in Australia. Rose Petal Jam was the story of her return to Poland after 20 years away.With photography by her film maker husband Simon Target, Beata recalled summers spent in a remote village in the foothills of the Karkonosze Mountains in the care of her beloved grandmother, and the recipes she learned to cook there. Translated into German and Polish, the book has won design and print awards in many countries.
Rose Petal Jam took my breath away Huffington Post"
A colorful memoir, a pilgrimage, a travelogue and a food adventure. Columbia Daily Tribune"
Perhaps the best way to describe the book would be as a declaration of love. Valentina s Cookbook"
This lovely book makes you hungry for Poland, even when it plays no part in your own heritage. Metro Pulse"
Zatorska s dual narrative first as a native, with a child s perspective, then as a mature adult and somewhat outsider makes for an almost dreamlike quality where memory and time collide and distort at once evocative, enlightening and compelling. Food Tripper"