About me

My name is Anna and I love delicious, homemade food. My culinary home is somewhere between pierogi and bratwurst. My inspiration comes mostly from the Mediterranean cuisine, mainly from France, Italy and Morocco.

Cooking and baking are to me a tremendously relaxing, creative and above all delicious activity. To put it in the words of Umberto Eco:

“It takes a little time, but the pleasures of cooking begin before the pleasures of the palate, and preparing means anticipating…” – Umberto Eco, The Prag Cemetery

The idea to blog about cooking and baking came to me when my family and I moved to the United States in 2015. I missed (and I’m still missing) home, the good food, the fragrant  display in the bakery around the corner and the European savoir vivre. On the other hand I am curious about the U.S. and look forward to get to know it better. Well, I guess, I’m always torn between wanderlust and homesickness.

The name of my blog derives from the Roman Goddess of food and feasting, Edesia.

Edesia’s Compendium is supposed to be a growing collection of my favorite recipes against wanderlust and homesickness.

Enjoy browsing, reading and cooking!

Anna