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Butternut Squash in Poland


db1874 7 | 227
17 Jan 2010 #1
anyone know where to buy butternut squash in Warsaw?
jonni 16 | 2,481
17 Jan 2010 #2
Try Polna Market. Plenty of exotic things are available there, and I've certainly seen Tykwa.
OP db1874 7 | 227
17 Jan 2010 #3
Try Polna Market

on ul. Polna i take it ?
jonni 16 | 2,481
17 Jan 2010 #4
That's the place. The ground floor has two parts - if I remember correctly there's a posh greengrocers in each one and it's worth checking out the basement. Though lately there seems to be a lot of change there so it's anybody's guess.

It isn't as good as it used to be a few years ago, before big supermarkets started to appear, but it's still ok for finding unusual foods.
OP db1874 7 | 227
17 Jan 2010 #5
where on Polna though? it's quite a long street. cheers
musicwriter 5 | 87
18 Jan 2010 #6
Polna runs south from Wesola, crosses 19 Kwietnia, and ends at Przemysk. Iść na spacer, śpiewać piosenka.
jonni 16 | 2,481
18 Jan 2010 #7
where on Polna though? it's quite a long street. cheers

The half of Polna that's north of al. Armia Ludowa running from their to pl. Politechniki. Very close to the southern entrance to metro Politechnika - if you come out of the metro by the huge office block, it's behind that. The market is a seventies building with a discotheque upstairs.

It's a curious place. Nowadays big supermarkets have most of the things people need and MiniEuropa has plenty of exotic stuff, but during the PRL (and a few years after) that was the only place to get certain imported things.

Even ten years ago I remember seeing Americans (looking furtive because apparently they're not allowed to back home) buying Cuban cigars, and foreign diplomats buying exotic fruit and vegetables.

It isn't as good as it was, but is still the best bet for something like that.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
20 Jan 2010 #8
a farmer's market is a good place to start.
jonni 16 | 2,481
20 Jan 2010 #9
polkamaniac

It would be except they don't grow much squash here in Poland, and the farmers are only allowed to (or supposed to) sell things they've grown themselves unless they do a lot of expensive paperwork. Planting squash in the hope of selling it would be too risky for most farmers who do the markets.

It would be great to see it more often.
1jola 14 | 1,879
20 Jan 2010 #10
Possibly at Hala Mirowska.

Jonni, have you seen Bok Choy anywhere?
jonni 16 | 2,481
20 Jan 2010 #11
Something I've never used. There's a good Chinese shop near the bottom end of ul. Poznanska. If they don't stock it, they might know somewhere that does.

edit

If it's the same stuff that's called Chinese Leaves in the UK, I've seen it in big supermarkets.
1jola 14 | 1,879
20 Jan 2010 #12
Thank you. I'm on a Chinese kick now and I have a Korean shop near me, but no veggies there. Lot's of other interesting stuff like seaweed. I'll check it out.
johnny reb 49 | 7,321
21 Oct 2017 #13
Jonni, have you seen Bok Choy anywhere?

Something I've never used.

Take Bok Choy and chop it up with cabbage to a 50/50 portion and boil it down.
Add anything you want from salt fish to corned beef with a very small portion of tomato and onions and put over rice.

anyone know where to buy butternut squash in Warsaw?

Has to be some place this time of year.
We have a huge field of them here in the neighborhood right now where there has to be 25,000 of them for the free taking.
I take as many as I can put in the oven at one time and bake them.
Cut them in half, add some butter and brown sugar and bake until soft.
Scrape the squash out and put in containers to freeze for future use in the off season.
If you pick them before they get frost on them you can store them all winter in a cool dry place like a root cellar.

I like free.


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