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


strzyga 2 | 993
4 Jun 2011  #151
Button Mushrooms

pieczarki. Portobello are pieczarki too.

Boczniak is Oyster mushroom.

It says here you can even grow it in bottles.

pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ul207.pdf
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
4 Jun 2011  #152
Bottles are creative, but I'd rather have a box because more can be grown that way. It looked like there were only a few per bottle in that photo.
strzyga 2 | 993
4 Jun 2011  #153
I like the idea of growing them in black garbage bags :)

Looks like you can get many different kinds of mushrooms to grow at home.
gmushrooms.com/pots

Still, there's nothing like the forest mushrooms :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
4 Jun 2011  #154
Still, there's nothing like the forest mushrooms :)

Thanks for the link. It says you can grow them using a log on a coffee table. That might give them a woodsy flavor and an interesting conversation piece, too.

If I tried to do that, my cats would eat them. I would need to put them on the floor in my pantry.
There's a variety called Chicken of the Woods or Sulfur Shelf I would like to try. It's got a brilliant yellowish orange color, at least it does in the picture.

I found some plugs for Hen of The Woods in the link. I wonder how easy it is to grow them outside, in the yard?
strzyga 2 | 993
4 Jun 2011  #155
my cats would eat them

Do cats eat mushrooms? I know they like some pot plants, but fungi? Interesting.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
4 Jun 2011  #156
My cats would definitely bother them. I don't know if they would actually eat them. They might try them, to be sure. They wouldn't leave them alone that's for certain.

I read about the Maitake mushroom plugs, they are difficult to cultivate, so I am wondering if I could get them to grow in my yard. I have a stump in my front yard from an old tree, just perfect for mushrooms. I would try an easy variety, first.
strzyga 2 | 993
4 Jun 2011  #157
I wonder how easy it is to grow them outside, in the yard?

I don't know, it says they may be hard to cultivate.
But the blue ones look cool and they're supposed to be easier.

Anyway, if you succeed to grow anything, post a photo :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
4 Jun 2011  #158
I don't know, it says they may be hard to cultivate.
But the blue ones look cool and there supposed to be easier.

I am thinking about growing some in the stumps. I have a lot of them and they aren't doing anything so why not try to grow some mushroom in them?

It says they are "birch plugs" and none of mine are birch. Would that matter?
Another problem is they need to be cool. It's too hot for them to fruit here unless I wait until fall :(
I would have to grow them inside.
strzyga 2 | 993
4 Jun 2011  #159
It says they are "birch plugs" and none of mine are birch. Would that matter?

It could matter with this particular specie, but this is what they write about Maitake - Hen of the woods:
"Will grow on a wide range of hardwood logs & stumps and some conifers: oak, elm, maple, sycamore, beech, plum, peach, hemlock, and many others."

So it's probably worth a try. Just keep the log moist.
And most mushrooms like it warm. Some need to grow in a dark place though, so the pantry might be a good idea. Just check the descriptions and I'm sure you'll find something that would be worth trying out.
Llamatic - | 144
5 Jun 2011  #160
Peeps are worried about ecoli but they'll eat yucky mushrooms that grow in poo. :s
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
5 Jun 2011  #161
Peeps are worried about ecoli

Peeps are, people are not :P

(If you ever ask me, I make a difference between "a guy" and "a man", too ;-))))

Ah, them rashers in boletus sauce! Yummy!
Nathan 18 | 1,363
5 Jun 2011  #162
What about the mushrooms (I don't know their English name), but which are slimy like snails? They are with a white stalk and grey-brown tinge to them. Oftentimes sold marinated.
boletus 30 | 1,366
5 Jun 2011  #163
Oh, those are "maślak" mushrooms, family Suillaceae, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suillus On the scale 1-10 I would give them solid 6-7. Very good in creamed stews with potatoes.
Nathan 18 | 1,363
5 Jun 2011  #164
those are "maślak" mushrooms

Yes! Thanks, boletus. I think any mushroom in sourcream and onion sauce becomes a deity :)
OP pawian 159 | 9,553
5 Jun 2011  #165
Oh, those are "maślak" mushrooms, family Suillaceae, ... On the scale 1-10 I would give them solid 6-7. Very good in creamed stews with potatoes.

The best for marinade.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
14 Sep 2011  #166
Never understood the great wild Polish mushroom thing. I love mushrooms generally and maybe I've been unlucky, but the only wild mushrooms I've had in Poland were preserved and looked and tasted like rubber in phlegm. Really.
gumishu 11 | 5,012
14 Sep 2011  #167
these were most probably the maślaki pawian referred to ;)

and I still like'em - if made right (vinegar,onion, salt, piment, some sugar I guess) they are great appetizer
OP pawian 159 | 9,553
14 Sep 2011  #168
I love mushrooms generally and maybe I've been unlucky, but the only wild mushrooms I've had in Poland were preserved

Teffle, if you found a clean wild noble mushroom like that, I am sure you would land on cloud nine with an instant climax:

Gumi -these were most probably the maślaki pawian referred to ;)

Yes and yes! This year I was lucky to find many of them. Good season! I already mentioned somewhere I made about 15 jars with pickled maślaks. Their slime is unbeatable.

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Teffle 22 | 1,321
14 Sep 2011  #169
Well the first big mamas look interesting.

As for the ones in the jar? yes, thems the bastards.

But at least I see some pickling spice in there...
valpomike 11 | 197
14 Sep 2011  #170
Polish wild dried mushrooms are the best in the world, and I have tried many. But here in the USA these cost a very high price, and are hard to find. I must drive over 60 miles, and pay the high price, but still love them.

I have tried to buy direct from Poland, but am still unable to.
Can you help me with a source?
I have many friends who want me to buy in bulk, and resell them to them, but can't make this contact yet.

Mike
Teffle 22 | 1,321
14 Sep 2011  #171
He must be paid by PiS.

Has to be.
beckski 12 | 1,617
20 Sep 2011  #172
Teffle, if you found a clean wild noble mushroom like that, I am sure you would land on cloud nine with an instant climax:

Omg, you need to add that pic to the Polish mushroom picking thread..
pam
17 Nov 2011  #173
Come on. It is all pure meat. Tastes like octopus, believe me.

flaki is the only thing i just couldnt eat, and it doesnt taste anything like octopus pawian. it tastes like congealed fat..it is disgusting!! only had it once in england. got invited to a friends for dinner. her parents are cattle farmers, so was expecting lovely roast beef dinner.....what i got was tripe in milk gravy. just the thought makes my stomach heave. my polish lodger had it for tea last week. i had to leave the kitchen,couldnt bear to look at it. it brought back very disturbing memories lol!!
OP pawian 159 | 9,553
9 Dec 2011  #174
.what i got was tripe in milk gravy. just the thought makes my stomach heave.

Yuk, I am going to throw up, excuse me for a second....

OK, I am back:

flaki is the only thing i just couldnt eat, and it doesnt taste anything like octopus pawian. it tastes like congealed fat..it is disgusting!!

Nope! Flaki isn`t congealed fat, it is meat!

Yesterday I bought and cooked pig brain for the first time in my life. I made myself scrambled brain, sort of. I can say it is true congealed fat.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
9 Dec 2011  #175
Pawian, any others? My student told me of a Silesian soup which is traditionally eaten on Xmas Eve. It began with 's' but, for the world of me, I can't remember the name of it. Even my wife doesn't know the name of it :) I think butter is a main ingredient.
OP pawian 159 | 9,553
9 Dec 2011  #176
Come on, why should I know, I am from Krakow. Poland is more diverse than you think. :):):):)

But I have found a Silesian fish soup recipe, with butter:

responsibility.pl/slask-wigilia.html
Seanus 15 | 19,706
9 Dec 2011  #177
Very nice indeed! Thanks, pawian.

Pawian, I'd be grateful if you posted your favourite bakery foods here. There are many hidden gems in Polish bakeries.
OP pawian 159 | 9,553
9 Dec 2011  #178
Pawian, I'd be grateful if you posted your favourite bakery foods here.

Do you mean bread or pastry too?

As for bread, my favourite which I buy in Carefour is Oskroba soya bean brown bread: it costs only 2.75 zlotys (matters to me as I am as frugal as a Scotsman from Krakow) per 1 pound and tastes and smells very rich.

Poland bread

BTW, I am not scared by GM soya beans threat at all.
pam
9 Dec 2011  #179
Nope! Flaki isn`t congealed fat, it is meat!

Yesterday I bought and cooked pig brain for the first time in my life. I made myself scrambled brain, sort of. I can say it is true congealed fat.

pawian,FLAKI IS NOT MEAT!! it is tripe...and i hope you are are joking...jestes pewien ze robilesz scrambled brains? all i can say is i dont fancy dinner at yours...:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
9 Dec 2011  #180
I'd try it, pawian. I recommend 'noble' bread at only 5.30PLN for 2.2lbs. Have you tried it? Great value for a kilo of good bread!


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