We don't give up so easily, no :) Not as easy as Pudzianowski did anyway ;) ;)
He's a jerk...
Ethiopian? Funny you mention that...... ;)
Eh, communism ;) ;) Oh, you wanted to say that Cyrankiewicz and many other Poles liked communism?? Oh, ok then :) Have it your way, amigo :) It's the truth after all :)
Did I mention communism here... ?
See, it's a matter of preference. Pies and pastries are legendary! I'd take Shepherd's Pie over stuffed cabbage rolls (gołąbki) anyday of the week. Beef steak is more international.
Beef steak is 'typical English', at least for a typical Pole. I must admit I never tried Shepherds Pie as made properly at home. Whatever I ever got in the supermarket is simply lame. You can eat it (with ketchup), you are happy to forget the experience.
Scrambled eggs are every bit as good in Scotland.
Phh, and I thought you might have had some basic culinary sense, you Scots. 'Every bit as good', scrambled eggs with milk??? I am not going to Scotland. Nope.
The Polish breakfast is hardly more diverse. The way I see it, it's bread and cheese or bread with scrambled eggs, maybe a sausage thrown in for good measure. The English also make better use of cereals.
Yeah, porridge, thank you very much. Buckwheat rings a bell? I had to check in the dictionary, if you even have all words needed to name the cereals. Well, you do. English has more than a million words, like sitar, or sitatunga. The point is...
Polish breakfast may not be diverse, if you eat it in the same family every day all year round. People happen to be lazy. Don't make me enumerate what can be eaten for breakfast in Poland, please.
The English prefer more flavoursome food, not bland options generally.
ROTFL :)) Carve it in stone, 100 times, I may try and start considering the option of believing you actually mean it.
Or maybe you refer to 'English' Indian food? Handful of rice, four spoons of spice? Topped.
There is some overlap but a Cornish pastry is quite distinct.
Right. Still quite good. A move in the right direction.
Do you want Jamie Oliver's or Gordon Ramsay's phone number? ;) The English will let the Poles catch up in the grubasy stakes :)
Poles are quite, ehem, solid in posture. No hope to compete with the English, though...
Not Gordon's, I know the lingo already. Never eaten his produce, easy to guess, but what's the point?
Greenpoint??? Gliwice, yes :) I avoid such options at all costs. I try to avoid the mountaineer's restaurant as they serve lard (smalec) as a starter. I'm stuffed before my food even arrives :( :(
:) and you want to teach US, what Eating means :)
Greenpoint, just in case: Polish quarter in NYC.
[quote=Seanus]Rolady, beef rolls :) :) VERY common here. Po żydowsku is the Jewish way but done in Poland ;) ;) Zrazy are decent but rolady are far more popular here with 'modro' which is red cabbage.
I am a bit surprised. Gliwice is not Silesia as such, on the streets you hear mostly Lvovian wail...
Rolady po żydowsku? It's a traditional Silesian dish, no Jews involved. Rolady, modro kapusta, kluski ślonskie. So maybe you know gumiklouzy as well? Curiouser and curiouser...
Ale kręcisz ;) ;) Nah, the Poles like to borrow from other national cuisines which is fine as many do that.
Damn, you're right. So am I, and proud of it.
Herring is not that popular in Scotland. In Holland, yes. No, we prefer fresh white fish like haddock and ling. Lemon sole is great too :) We also like fish cakes and fresh sea fish. We have all sorts which are better than panga and mintaj ;) ;) The island culture helps :)
Definitely. I didn't even know what haddock was, until I came to London. And I found it in the dictionary, and I still didn't know. Now cod is a fish, everybody knows that. Ling... ? You're confabulating, aren't you? Scrapping the bottom, and with no success, so inventing thingies? Ling doesn't even sound like fish, I expected better of you.
As for soups, check out Baxters :)
Yeah, Ok. Cans... But you're right, I should've done that.
Duck is not Polish ;) ;) Bombay duck is Indian and probably the best in the world.
Fkin fabulous! :) But duck is Polish anyway. A bit difficult to cook, but quite widely used in traditional Polish kitchen. Often with cranberries - now with that you Brits made me smile with sympathy :)
Carp is truly awful. I am a fan of 'fish' and not fatty pieces of crap.
Now what can you do 500km from the sea? You have to do with freshwater fish, and depend on cooking talents to make something eatable out of it. With carp, you prepare it the day before, salt it slightly, and (important) cover it with sliced onion, and put in the fridge for the night. Next day you throw the onion away, and use the fish how-ever you want.
Ever tried pstrąg na maśle? Extremely simple (with some tricks), fast, delicious.
Eh, the Germans invented beetroot sugar. Marggraf and Achard were Poles? I doubt it! It spread to France and Jews took it over to Poland later.
Rubbish. Poland was beet-sugar power since the dawn of history, till the night of communism. We helped the poor Africans with free sugar and free tanks, well known fact.
Now you are being unnecessarily cruel, Seanus...
OK, no adventure stories ;0 ;) Ketchup, is that Polish too? ;0 ;) ;)
Ketchup might be American, but you haven't tried my aunt's improvisation on the topic. Pure jazz.
Ketchup, for a Pole... you know Hitch Hiker's Guide to Galaxy? For a Pole, especially in England, ketchup is like a towel. You can eat EVERYTHING with it. Everything you can get in England, that is.
Upper Silesian towns tend not to have them and Gliwice's is truly beautiful, full of colour and classic architecture.
Right you are. Gliwice is a Little Kraków. Upper Silesia as a whole is a matter-of-fact area, acquired taste, although it's changing now a bit.