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Last Post: 23 Oct 2018
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Tamara   
23 Oct 2018
Travel / WARSAW OLD-TOWN RESTAURANTS? [25]

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Warsaw's Stare Miasto (old town) - looking for particular restaurant/food



Hi,

Every time we're in Warsaw, we go to this little place in Stare Miasto which is really just a window and they have the most incredible bulki z pieczarkami or a long breadstick stuffed with mushrooms and onion sauce. I'm looking for the name of this restaurant/place and what they call this particular item.

Dzienkuje!
Tamara   
9 Jul 2015
Life / Looking for gift ideas for Camp Counselors in Poland [3]

Thanks, in general, from what I've seen, Poles don't "wear" their flag like we Americans do anyway :). But it might be a nice collectors item and catch a good price a few years down the road ;).
Tamara   
8 Jul 2015
Life / Looking for gift ideas for Camp Counselors in Poland [3]

Hi,

My son will be attending a Polish language camp. I would like for him to have some small gifts for the counselors/teachers but don't have any idea what would be a nice gift. We live in the US but I don't think that anything "flag/red/white/blue" would be a good idea". Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Tamara   
2 Sep 2014
Study / Polonica Polish Language Camp in Poland [3]

Really? We thought that it was really reasonable, considering that it was for 2 weeks! We don't have any Polish language lesson places where we live and we thought it would be a great experience. I will look at the link you provided for the camps. Thanks!
Tamara   
2 Sep 2014
Study / Polonica Polish Language Camp in Poland [3]

Hi,

Does anyone here have any experience with this language school? We're considering sending our son who will be 17 next summer. Any info much appreciated. Dzienkuje.
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

We don't have twarog, either mielony or cream flavored. In general, cheese doesn't come in flavors. We have cottage cheese which is much more wet than twarog. We also don't have pudding "budyn" cream flavored - either vanilla, chocolate or various fruit flavors . So, I'll wait until we make a trip to a city with a large Polish market and just stick to the recipes that use things close to Philadelphia cheese.

Also, how is Smietanki kremowki- double cream (min. 30% fat) - different from bita smietana?
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

Well I was going thru my recipes to find something to make for Easter dessert for my hubby and wasn't able to translate the ingredients above to anything readily available outside of a Polish market.
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

So the answer is "yes" bialego sera is the same as twarog! Hurrah! Don't know why some recipes call it one and others the other...

any other help with the below, ie examples of what they might be in a US grocery store?

Budyniu smietankowego - cream custard (budyn is a custard) -

Smietanki kremowki- double cream (min. 30% fat)

Twarozku smietankowego - cream and curd cheese
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

so it is different from "Bialego poltlustego sera "(and vs tlustego?)- mid-fat white farmers'/curd cheese (i.e. not full fat or non-fat) ???
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

inkrakow
Thanks inkrakow,

I still a little confused - is there a difference between:

Bialego poltlustego sera (and vs tlustego?)- mid-fat white farmers'/curd cheese (i.e. not full fat or non-fat) and twarwog?

Unfortunately, the "british english" equivalents are the same "dictionary definitions" that I got when I looked up these ingredients. I'm trying to find out what they are called here in the states.
Tamara   
24 Mar 2013
Food / Polish "kremowka" dessert question [29]

Merged: Kremowka - help with Polish dessert ingredients

Hi,

If someone could tell me what the following ingredients are and if there is an "American" equivalent, I would really appreciate it. Also, there is a Polish pastry called "kremowki" which from looking at it, is 2 layers of something close to puff pastry with about 4-5 inches of some kind of cream in the middle. Can anyone tell me what kind of cream it is? I don't eat sweets but my husband loves this and I can't find a recipe in any of the Polish food mags that I have. Dzienkuje bardzo!

Smietany (best guess is US "whipping cream or heavy cream"?

Serka waniliowego hamogenizowego

Bialego poltlustego sera (and vs tlustego?)

Budyniu smietankowego ( I know that budyniu waniliowego is vanilla pudding)

Sera smietankowego

Smietanki kremowki

Twarozku smietankowego (twarozku is like farmers cheese, mostly what is used for traditional cheesecake but this I 'm not familiar with).

Anybody?
Tamara   
18 May 2012
Life / Old Polish (Russian) Films [8]

Thank you Meathead, I did know that but not this particular one that we're looking for.
Tamara   
17 May 2012
Life / Poles always ask how much money you earn. Why do they do this? [30]

I have to admit it was difficult to get used to. I don't think that they are purposely being rude. It is just what you are used to and they are including you with their friends and family when they ask you. When you think about it, why is it considered "rude" -just because someone told us when we were young that it was rude when we asked them a similar question. It is no more "private" an issue than most of what people today tell the world. Weren't you ever curious how much someone made or paid for something? When they ask you, you can then take your turn and ask back. Just because someone is different doesn't necessairly mean that it's a bad thing, does it?
Tamara   
17 May 2012
Life / Old Polish (Russian) Films [8]

Pawian,

That is so totally awesome! My husband has looked for this movie for the 20 years that he has been here. I see that this is the original in Russian. Do you know if the version which was dubbed in Polish is available? Also, can this be put on a DVD somehow or does it have to be watched on a computer (may be silly questions to you but we're still technically challenged.

BTW, my husband is a violin player :)

Again, bardzo dzienkuje.

Tamara

Pawian,

My husband also said it might have been called "Po┼╝egnanie Ojczyzny"? Is maybe the version in Polish?

Tamara
Tamara   
17 May 2012
Life / Old Polish (Russian) Films [8]

Hi,

I may have posted this a while ago but that post is now gone. I'm looking for the name of an old film shown in Poland in the mid to late 70's. I think someone told me it was Russian. It was about a little boy who played the violin. I know it 's not a lot to go on but...

I thought that since some time has passed and more and more old films are being re-circulated, I may be able to find it.

Dzienkuje Bardzo,

Tamara
Tamara   
8 Jul 2008
Food / What exactly is Polish Bread? [67]

Yes, rye bread is very popular in Poland and for rye to raise, it needs to have yeast as it doesn't form gluten (the stuff that raises bread) very easily. You might try some kind of sourdough bread but many sourdoughs are "kick started" with a small amount of yeast.
Tamara   
4 Jul 2008
Food / What exactly is Polish Bread? [67]

Actually Polish rye isn't very difficult to make, there are great recipes in both "Secrets of a Jewish Baker" by George Greenstein and "Local Breads" by Daniel Leader.
Tamara   
2 Jul 2008
Language / NAMES POLES GIVE THEIR DOGS [76]

I used to have a dog with this name.

The first dog I had with my husband we named Tara - after what was for me a real education into the art of naming a dog in Polish. It was a "she" and she was mostly black but we couldn't name "her" blackie, midnight, smoke, or any of the other names that people might name a black dog - oh no because it was a "she", it had to have a vowel at the end of it's name! We finally decided on Tara as "tar" is black and it ends in an "A" - Hurrah! Our new dog, which I actually went to Poland to get is named "Bella". That's her pic when she was just a pup.
Tamara   
26 Jun 2008
Food / Wax Bean Soup Recipes [26]

My Mom made it all the time too but she didn't use apples or raisins, she used prunes. I don't have the recipe though. It's called "czarnina".
Tamara   
26 Jun 2008
Food / What is your favorite Polish Vodka? [607]

Zubr├│wka (the real stuff) and apple juice is a great drink

Ohhh, mixing good vodka is a mortal sin! Straight and cold. Save the mixing for Jacquins or Smirnoff
Tamara   
25 Jun 2008
Food / What is your favorite Polish Vodka? [607]

Oh yes, they can make their own liquor masterly, don't they?

Oh yes, it was my initiation to vodka. Unfortunately I never got the chance to see how he made it and both my in-laws have passed away so unfortunately their recipe went with them.
Tamara   
19 Jun 2008
Food / POLISH RECIPES! [287]

Hmmm, sounds more like meatloaf. Stalk celery isn't really a common ingredient in polish foods and I'm sure that they use at least half pork if not all and their not fried, at least in the usual sense but anyway, sounds good.