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What do non-Poles think about eating the following Polish foods?


Rysavy 10 | 308
17 Oct 2012  #361
CHICCHARONES! yay! (if pork..it is pork right?)

I have low cholestrol..despite butter in everything... as long as no nitrites/nitrates are in a meat/fat; I can go crazy
And as american ..of course my portion is double, eh?..lol!

And I had to bake a small cheater (partiall frozen dough) loaf of buckwheat and oat bread to go with my Tbva!!! (I think the biggest dif is the added chili and tomatoes)

Hmm it wanted me to put in edit..kk
Tbva adds chilis(to taste) and more tomatoes I think than Polish styled dish

I had spillover for braising so had to get out larger skillet

ready for braising an spices

on my plate with fresh baked bread! mm

adding from the edit messed up the images : (

To the Plate!

Finshed on the plate-hot bread and spicy hot Tbva!
PopcornMD - | 3
14 Nov 2012  #362
Polish food looks very attractive)
Lenka 2 | 1,287
14 Nov 2012  #363
I'm Polish and I'd never say that.It's tasty(for me) but usually not visually atractive.
PopcornMD - | 3
15 Nov 2012  #364
It looks pretty attractive for me) I do not judje it from "good-looking or not" point of view, i just see ingredients and think about it's possible good taste!
Lenka 2 | 1,287
15 Nov 2012  #365
In this case I can agree:)
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
18 Dec 2012  #366
t's tasty(for me) but usually not visually atractive.

Everything can be made to look tasty or disgusting.

It all depends on how much effort the cook puts into the attractive arrangement of the plate`s content and its immediate vicinity, e.g.,
Lenka 2 | 1,287
18 Dec 2012  #367
It all depends on how much effort the cook puts into the attractive arrangement of the plate`s content and its immediate vicinity, e.g.,

Of course but still bigos or flaki are not to "pretty".
berni23 7 | 379
18 Dec 2012  #368
LOL @ flaki
Must be the only country in the EU that still allows this.
Lenka 2 | 1,287
18 Dec 2012  #369
Must be the only country in the EU that still allows this.

Many ppl likes them.I'm not one of them but my whole family would really suffer if you've banned flaki.
berni23 7 | 379
18 Dec 2012  #370
I have some of those barbarians in my family.
Doesnt make it not antiquated and unhygienic though. ;)
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
18 Dec 2012  #371
Of course but still bigos or flaki are not to "pretty".

How does the saying go? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder??? :):):):)

Besides, I suppose most Europeans would prefer to devour Polish bigos

Polish bigos
Lenka 2 | 1,287
18 Dec 2012  #372
Doesnt make it not antiquated and unhygienic though. ;)

I was getting ready to writte something like "what the hell are you talking about" when I spoted that you used semicolon.
The only thing that I hate in the fact that they eat it is that when my mother boils them whole house stinks.When she's already cooking them they smell real nice thought.
Marco TU - | 2
19 Dec 2012  #373
Disgusting. unfortunately, I know how Polish food tastes. Very disgusting food in general, not something to put on the internet. This is why around the world there are Italian, French, Mexican, Asian restaurants, but no Polish. Not something to bother people with on the internet!
berni23 7 | 379
19 Dec 2012  #374
So you registered to share your wisdom?
Zibi - | 336
19 Dec 2012  #375
I love flaki and bigos, when competently made! Any mexican food pales in comparison! :)
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
19 Dec 2012  #376
If you want to feed this troll, stop talking to it and give it flaki, instead. . :):):):)
Zibi - | 336
19 Dec 2012  #377
You're right Pawian, I just couldn't resist. Bigos and flaki are so dear to me :-)))). And btw. welcome back!
prasanth 1 | 3
20 Dec 2012  #378
Hmmmm Yum Yum :) but not the dog please :(
Warszawette - | 128
20 Dec 2012  #379
Hi!
Agree with you 100%, Marco TU! Polish traditionnal (I mean "traditionnal") food is nothing special since bland, fat, starchy, unhealthy, unsophisticated, limited nor attractive (all is cut up into tiny pieces and the result looks like gray vomit - look for instance at those "salads" full of artificial mayonnaise they sell at delicatessy in Pol! ). I have noticed that the only ones able to swallow that kind of stuff are Poles, either at home or abroad and some backpack ESL teachers used to worse crap.

Since it is a Polish forum, it is "normal" to praise Polish cooking but be honest, Polish (like British or American and more generally of northern countries) "gastronomy" ranks very low around the world and nobody can deny it.

No need to be a troll not to "appreciate" Polish food since it has no reputation outside of Poland and of Polonia.
Poles are able to cook international-style food and it is often very good but their traditionnal fare is genuine primitive sh..t. aimed at poor peasants and coal miners living in cold climate.

In summary, absolutely nothing to brag about! I often prefer McDo ;). lol!
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
20 Dec 2012  #380
but their traditionnal fare is genuine primitive sh..t.

What on earth have you been eating you poor thing?
Ant63 11 | 403
20 Dec 2012  #381
The most entertaining food I've eaten in Poland was a chinese meal. I've eaten chinese all over the world but the Chinese in the big red brick shopping centre in Poznan was the winner for blandness. Chinese food is different in every country you go to, but hell, I could have been eating anything but chinese.

The best food I have eaten was from an Italian restaurant off Stary Rynek in Poznan. 10/10 for this one. Expensive but they would get my custom regularly if I lived there.

The worst is most definitely my partners closely followed by her mother. It's obviously an inherited skill developed over the centuries. I hate landing at Poznan airport because I know within 30 minutes, food hell awaits me. Even the kids are near tears when they see whats before them and convincing them to eat it is a near impossible task. How can so many dishes taste identical? Fortunately my partner has other advantages. She's a whizz with a vacum cleaner.

We eat out as much as possible and while most things don't appeal directly to my tastes, I find most things enjoyable except pierogi. I do like Jurek (spelling).

Poles, from my experience, are none too adventurous where food is concerned. At least the ones I've met.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
20 Dec 2012  #382
I hate landing at Poznan airport because I know within 30 minutes, food hell awaits me.

Food hell in Poznań? Is it the Poznań cuisine itself (yummy from what I've heard!) or the lack of cooking skills represented by one particular mother and daughter duo?
Warszawette - | 128
20 Dec 2012  #383
Hi Magda! You just "like" it because you are Polish. Who in the world know of/eat Polish cooking other than Poles/Polonia? If Polish cooking has NO reputation outside of Poland/Polonia, the reason is obvious: only Poles can appreciate that kind of cooking. I have lived in a total of 7 countries and I have never come across Polish cooking or restaurants. Believe me, I know about good food: I happen to be French and Spanish and am used to fancy restaurants and therefore I cannot be "impressed" by Polish cooking. I eat modern international-style cooking in Poland but I cannot swallow traditionnal fare: no taste, only starches (potatoes, cabbage, flour), limited number of ingredients, lack of colors (all is greyish/brownish - exactly like on the pictures; believe me food ought to be attractive), of vitamins, cut into tiny pieces that often look like vomit). I live in Poland so I know. Polish cooking is that of a poor country with difficult climate and therefore limited resources so it is very basic and therefore not recognized as good.

Start travelling and you'll realize that Polish cooking is not liked by those not originating from Poland. You'll tell me that some of the ESL teachers here in Poland appreciate it but sorry it is no reference to me considering the British "gastronomy" ;)

PS: because it is Polish, do we have to think and say it's top???? ;)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
20 Dec 2012  #384
but sorry it is no reference to me considering the British "gastronomy" ;)

well in France they eat horses snails and frogs, so sadly your opinion is no reference to anyone from a normal country either. :)
oh sorry i forgot the deep fried sparrows that you have to eat with a napkin over your head!!
and the force fed goose liver...
mm yummy!!
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
20 Dec 2012  #385
but I cannot swallow traditionnal fare: no taste, only starches (potatoes, cabbage, flour), limited number of ingredients, lack of colors (all is greyish/brownish - exactly like on the pictures; believe me food ought to be attractive), of vitamins, cut into tiny pieces that often look like vomit).

So what exactly have you been eating then? Because I don't really recognise a lot from your description. Seriously.

Polish cooking is that of a poor country with difficult climate and therefore limited resources so it is very basic and therefore not recognized as good.

A popular misconception (rather like the one about English cuisine - what most English people call their cuisine is only the sad remnant of a great culinary tradition, alas!).

Start travelling and you'll realize that Polish cooking is not liked by those not originating from Poland.

I have travelled quite a lot. I've lived in India for a stretch, and I've been to Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, apart from being half Czech and now living in the UK ;-)

PS: because it is Polish, do we have to think and say it's top???? ;)

I never said it was "top". What I am trying to say is that you have probably been eating badly cooked and unimaginative meals, and I am seriously curious as to what these were / are. You must at least admit that Polish soups are divine! Even my mother (Czech) admitted that! ;-)
Warszawette - | 128
20 Dec 2012  #386
Hi! What "clichés"!!!!! Lol!!! How many people in France eat frog legs (delicious by the way! :), horsemeat or snails? Do you know that in a lot of other countries they do it? I ate frog legs 3 times (twice in Poland, they have some at Carrefour's), don't like snails and have never tasted horsemeat. Trust me 99.99% of the French never eat such. It's very pathetic to rely on clichés rather than on the reality. Do you know that in Spain and in South America, they even eat bull's "balls" but here again it's a cliché because I'm sure that 99.99% of people never do. Besides, French food is not limited to just those clichés (or people drinking wine, wine is only drunk where produced) but consists of at least hundreds of sophisticated recipes appreciated everywhere in the world. French restaurants are famous (and very expensive ;) all over the world, French people working in the cooking field are hired everywhere in the world, including by royalty and presidents. Furthermore, most cooking terms are French (coincidence?)

So have so decency, don't compare French cooking with Polish cooking because it's just like comparing diamond (which I prefer) and zirconia.
It's just like I said, if used to eat good and fancy food, one cannot appreciate Polish traditional (I mean "traditional") fare which is the contrary.

If people are not educated and prefer to eat sh..., they have the right to do so but let them have the decency not to pretend they are know the best.

PS: believe me, all foreigners - including Poles and Britons - love French food in France ;)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
20 Dec 2012  #387
What "clichés"!!!!!

yes well sweetie you started with the tired old cliches about British food, so I thought I would continue.
The great thing about Britain is that we are adventurous and like to try and recreate recipes from around the world.
So there is a great choice of foodstuffs in our supermarkets. Unlike in france, as I noticed when I went there.
Time for the french to get off their high horse about food I think.
Oh sorry, LOL I forgot, you ate it.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
20 Dec 2012  #388
Warszawette,I think frog legs are fantastic and I found snails to be as well.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,664
20 Dec 2012  #389
yes i tried some snails once, in a nod to our gallic cousins, but found these scraps of rubber in garlic sauce somewhat over-rated.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
20 Dec 2012  #390
I love mussels and calms and found them to be very similar.I think they are over priced.


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