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Goose meat anyone in Poland?

polonius 54 | 420
3 Nov 2012 #1
A campaign is under way in the northern Poland's Kujawsko-Pomorskie region for the fourth time to promote the consumption of goose meat in Poland. Martinmas (Nov 11) had been the traditional occasion for roast goose, but in recent years nearly all of Poland's geese are exported to Germany. Any PFer fancy roast goose? On the fatty side but very nice esp. prepared with prunes and/or apples.
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 483
3 Nov 2012 #2

i haven't eat that for at least 16 years...
when I was a kid, I used to help my granma to collect goose blood for czarnina- i was mixing it with a big wooden spoon so it would cojagulate. yummy!
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
3 Nov 2012 #3
Babcia always has some goose meat for us every so often.
Goose fricassee- tasty stuff.
Rip geese.
OP polonius 54 | 420
17 Nov 2012 #4
Merged: Where's the goose?

What's with the Poles? A Polish TV commentator said Poland produced and exported the best geese in the world, but the averga Pole eat only a few grammes of goose meat a year? What happened to the custom fo roast goose on Martinmas?

Roast goose is one of the tastiest meats around. Wędzony półgęsek (smoked goose breast) was once a Polish speciality.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Nov 2012 #5
What happened to the custom fo roast goose on Martinmas?

They probably sell it for relatively exorbitant prices and buy many of the really great pork, turkey or chicken meats.

And why wouldn't they?
OP polonius 54 | 420
18 Nov 2012 #6
Turkey, pork and chicken alone can get boring... And gęsina is fab!
1jola 14 | 1,879
18 Nov 2012 #7
They probably sell it for relatively exorbitant prices

My wife wanted to buy a goose at the market last week. It was 90 zl/Kg. Chicken was 17 zl/Kg.
OP polonius 54 | 420
18 Nov 2012 #8
Goose is definitely not KFC-style utility food but festive holiday fare. Perhaps comaprable to the difference betweern filety z mintaja and lobster.
1jola 14 | 1,879
18 Nov 2012 #9
When an average Pole reaches festive monthly pay, I assure you we will be eating goose and lobster three times a day. This reminds me of my roommate's in college father's story of how poor they were in Maine and could only afford lobster. Ah, poverty.

Goose lard is healthy. It lowers bad cholesterol levels.
Zibi - | 336
18 Nov 2012 #10

What??? Polonius you should try harder.
OP polonius 54 | 420
23 Nov 2012 #11
In fact, roast goose was so much a part of Polish Martinmas festivities that it formed part of the folk weather-predicting folk litrugy. If the leftover breast bone of the roast goose was white, that was said to foretell a snowy winter. One of many Martinmas sayings went: Na św. Marcina modna jest gęsina.
johnb121 4 | 184
23 Nov 2012 #12
Hmmm, I only bought duck once in my life, but years ago I used to do some work every month for a guy and he paid me in ducks he'd shot and prepared, and I'd either freeze them or use straight away. Pretty delicious. We have a pig in the freezer, but I'm game to try goose.

What would you suggest as a good way to prepare goose/receipe?
Marysienka 1 | 195
23 Nov 2012 #13
To be honest in my 28 years of living in Poland I only heard about traditional Polish St. Martin's Day was when they started this campaign. Before that it was only about Poznań and its area.

Google search tells me goose at Martinmas is more Western tradition. Nothing wrong with mixing old traditions with Independence Day and pro goose campaign.

That said, only place I saw goose meat and duck meat is freezer at Tesco's. Not sure they were Polish birds.
OP polonius 54 | 420
23 Nov 2012 #14
One tradiotnal Polish way is to stuff it with slightly undercooked kasza gryczana (buckwheat groats). another way is to stuff it with apples and prunes. The bird should be salted, peppered, sprinkled with marjoram and rubbed with 1-3 buds crushed garlic inside and out and left standing that way at room temperature covered at least an hour before roasting.inside and out. It can be basted with a cup of miód pitny and then with the drippings that form. Smacznego!

BTW, goose is a cholesterol-lowering meat.

I'll wager anything that all the frozen geese and duck at supermarkets in Poland are Polish-bred. The fact that there is Fleischente on the label (meat duck) only means that is the main export destination.

Martinmas is the English translation of Dzień św. Marcina just as Candlemas is Matki Boskiej Gromnicznej, Chrisitmas = Boże Narodzenie and Whitsun = Zielone Świątki. Co kraj to obyczaj!

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