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Help me like Polish food (recommendations)


pgtx 30 | 3,156
28 Sep 2010 #31
Murzynek is....fluffier?

yes, bigger and softer... brownies are flat, heavier and have more chocolate...
zetigrek
28 Sep 2010 #32
makowiec!
beckski 12 | 1,617
29 Sep 2010 #33
When you've got a sweet tooth, nalesniki (Polish crepes) should do the trick. Otherwise, you can always have some delicious smalec (lard and pork bits, yummy!)


  • great with fruit compote

  • instant hardening of the arteries
Wroclaw Boy
29 Sep 2010 #34
smalec (lard and pork bits, yummy!)

Becksi is being sarcastic i think, smalec is definitely an acquired taste also theres lots of crap about. Theres a restaurant called Chata on the 66 entering Katowice from the north and they have the most amazing smalec on local bread that ive ever tasted. They also have out of this world pierogi but i dont want to think about that to much, its almost worth the three hour drive just for those.

Theres some great pics on the home page of typical Polish fair, check it out. chatazzalipia.pl

Although im not a cake/sweet lover most Polish ladies (wife excluded) seem to have an amazing ability to knock up the most complex cakes, multi layered, multi flavoured master pieces. Most Brits struggle with a basic victoria sponge but here well.... the proof is in the pudding.

For me the most appealing aspect of Polish food is the basic principal behind it, fresh organic produce with the concentration on utilising local in season ingredients not artificial flavour enhancers. For the most part its simple and effective, this of course will be lost in time as the big supermarket chains kill off the local produce but for now enjoy it while it lasts.

Vegetables and fruit are still 90% seasonal here.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
29 Sep 2010 #35
i think that's tatanka :)

Tatanka? That means "buffalo" to Native Americans. How did that happen? That's funny.
richasis 1 | 420
29 Sep 2010 #36
Simple. Europeans are perhaps the first peoples to settle the lands that now comprise 'America'.

Do you think I'm kidding? See: livescience.com/history/060219_first_americans.html

:)
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
29 Sep 2010 #37
Tatanka? That means "buffalo" to Native Americans.

AFAIK, szarlotka AKA tatanka is apple juice with żubrówka, which is a vodka flavoured with - wait for it - so-called "bison grass". So tatanka is a fun name for the drink.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
30 Sep 2010 #38
Simple. Europeans are perhaps the first peoples to settle the lands that now comprise 'America'.

What happened? Did the Spaniards kill them all when they discovered their civilizations and forget to mention them?

AFAIK, szarlotka AKA tatanka is apple juice with żubrówka, which is a vodka flavoured with - wait for it - so-called "bison grass". So tatanka is a fun name for the drink.

I checked the internet and there's a website that acknowledges that it's a Lakota Indian word for "bull buffalo" and they use that name in Poland for the drink. I had no idea.

cracowonline.com/8,Krakow_booze_-_the_ultimate_vod.htm
pgtx 30 | 3,156
4 Aug 2011 #39
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kaytz - | 11
14 Sep 2011 #40
Polish food is the best...Yum !!! How can you not like ?! so much tastier then say Macdonalds or the over process cardboard foods in this supermarkets...hehe... actually I made this Barszcz baily - Polish white borscht soup just the other day..also known as Zurek...you put in Polish Kielbasa...mmm
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
14 Sep 2011 #41
so much tastier then say Macdonalds

Talk about damning it with faint praise!
kaytz - | 11
14 Sep 2011 #42
sorry it was not written for a comparison as such... but what modern society picks up to eat...in reference to Macdonalds...

in other words...people be picky about these delicious cultural foods but yet keep coming back to fast food as such...
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
15 Sep 2011 #43
Not me anyway.
pip 10 | 1,659
15 Sep 2011 #44
me either. I haven't had McDonalds in over 7 years, or any fast food for that matter.

Polish food, is tasty but comparatively bland to other ethnic foods.
Nika01 - | 4
15 Sep 2011 #45
Polish cuisine is not only very good, but also has a unique twist on traditional European food from the region and Polish people seem to take great pride in this uniqueness !
bullfrog 6 | 602
15 Sep 2011 #46
Polish food, is tasty but comparatively bland to other ethnic foods.

agreed. And there is a distinct lack of variety...
beckski 12 | 1,617
21 Sep 2011 #47
I haven't had McDonalds in over 7 years, or any fast food for that matter

My choice is authentic Polish food versus the golden arches any day!
loc_kanika - | 19
21 Sep 2011 #48
Hey you need to be open in tasting new food- specially the ones which have health benefits-
liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3053968- Check it out to know of some food which helps in reducing fat & are also very tasty!


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