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POLISH HANGOVER PREVENTIVE?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
28 Dec 2008 /  #1
There are countless Polish hangover remedies as shown on this forum, but has anyone heard of a hangover preventive? My late uncle told me that in his area (Lublin voivodship) it was common for some of the menfolk to drink a glass of melted lard, rendered fatback (słonina), butter or oil before going to a wedding. Supposedly one could then drink all night without few ill after-effects. Of course, you'd need a cast-iron gall bladder to survive the cure. It would probably only clean out the uninitiated.
mafketis 34 | 12,194  
28 Dec 2008 /  #2
I'd heard that flaki works (after drinking before bed)

I've also heard that the Hungarian herbal liqueure Unicum works for that (generally very good for stomach ailments and cold prevention too)

I think for your uncle, going to the wedding was just an excuse to kick back a glass of melted lard.
Switezianka - | 463  
28 Dec 2008 /  #3
The best way to prevent hangover is drinking moderately.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
28 Dec 2008 /  #4
For some, the knowledge that flaki will be served in the morning may be a mild deterrent. Others quite like eating tripe soup. Not mixing drinks is always supposed to be a way of getting drunk without getting a hangover - only beer or only vodka, never both. What's Polish for "the hair of the dog that bit you"?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
28 Dec 2008 /  #5
it was common for some of the menfolk to drink a glass of melted lard, rendered fatback (słonina), butter or oil before going to a wedding. Supposedly one could then drink all night without few ill after-effects.

wow.. heart attack soup.. lard and alcohol - just add the smoking and your pretty much ready for your funeral, not someones wedding.

the best way to not get a hangover is to eat something starchy before drinking or just plain eat. orange koolaide always helps me afterwards :) but its been a long time since I really felt that bad. thank goodness :)
mafketis 34 | 12,194  
28 Dec 2008 /  #6
he best way to not get a hangover is to eat something starchy before drinking or just plain eat.

Many years ago I was at some all night party (I forget which maybe carnival but not the last night). There were 10 of us at a table and most people brought a (half liter) bottle or two (to date this more accurately, Premium was the big vodka then).

buteleczki.opole.pl/okno.php?zdj=./img_bottles/xpwvethuhcbnvwfijqbmfmj i.jpg

Anyway, as each bottle was emptied it was placed on a little ledge above the table. A few times extra people from other tables helped us with a round but more often half or less of the 10 saw to the honor ourselves.

There was also food served throughout, ever half hour or so a new dish was brought around (and people also brought some stuff themselves).

There was also a lot of dancing (live do-kotletów band).

By the time the thing broke up (sixish a.m.) there was over a dozen bottles for out table of ten. I had been doing shots all night long (but also eating and dancing) and didn't feel drunk and felt wonderful when I woke up in the early afternoon.
Switezianka - | 463  
28 Dec 2008 /  #7
osiol:What's Polish for "the hair of the dog that bit you"?

Klin :-) One word is enough.

And this is how I learn that idiom:
youtube.com/watch?v=SKVyXeOtBTw

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