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Cardno85 31 | 976    
7 Aug 2013  #1,921
1. Hippo
2. Rhino
3&4. Feeding time (or else that fox (fennec fox?) has a nasty cough!)
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
7 Aug 2013  #1,922
. Hippo

Yes, but it`s not enough.

2. Rhino

Yes.

3&4. Feeding time (or else that fox (fennec fox?) has a nasty cough!)

Yes, fox is devouring a mouse.

But develop the tortoise photo, please.

What nationality was the man??



Wroclaw 44 | 5,392    
7 Aug 2013  #1,923
What nationality was the man??

German
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
7 Aug 2013  #1,924
Nope.
Clue - another one very well known in Poland.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
10 Feb 2019  #1,925
Shame you can't post photos, I was really hoping that thread would be revived!!

Thanks for encouraging me to try to revive the thread. Yes, I remember we had a lot of fun here.

In case one wants to look through older posts, don`t, because most pictures are lost, particularly the ones which were loaded directly from the net. A lot of useful info has been lost. Pity, but that`s life.

So, a piece of advice - if you plan the pictures to stay for a longer time, load them from your own PC into Polishforums account. Dear admin/mods, what is the capacity of the Forums` hard discs? I hope big enough.

So, let`s go. My fav topic, food, goes first.

What is this typical Polish food? It is so delicate and refined I have it only twice, thrice a year.



Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
10 Feb 2019  #1,926
I hate to say it because I'm bound to be wrong, but they look like frog's legs, not exactly typical Polish food. I do know they're eaten outside of France, but I would be very surprised if they are in Poland. Given that you only eat it two or three times a year, is it eaten at certain times e.g Easter? I thought I knew most tradtional Polish dishes, but I'm stumped with this one.........
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
11 Feb 2019  #1,928
I thought I knew most tradtional Polish dishes, but I'm stumped with this one.........

Oops, I am sorry, due to required low quality of photos (only 100K), I have problem with seeing the content properly. I thought I was loading the photo with my fav shrimp pierogis ala Danzig but now, at a closer look, I see it is frog legs indeed. I am really sorry. Glasses are a must.

Here is sth really typical. What soup is it going to be?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
11 Feb 2019  #1,929
Glasses are a must.

Binoculars even! ;)

The soup will be Żurek.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
11 Feb 2019  #1,930
Yes.
Ok, soups continued. I like to have this one rich, namely ?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
11 Feb 2019  #1,931
Looks like it contains yellow split peas, is it Grochówka?
Dougpol1 28 | 2,465    
11 Feb 2019  #1,932
Zalaweika (or however you spell it:) )
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,047    :-(
12 Feb 2019  #1,933
That doesn't look like grochowka. I've never seen it with corn or potatoes
Jaskier    
12 Feb 2019  #1,934
It's not corn, it's the split peas and grochowka always has potatoes.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
12 Feb 2019  #1,935
Looks like it contains yellow split peas, is it Grochówka?

Yes, exactly.

Zalaweika (or however you spell it:) )

Sorry, zalewajka is much thinnner. That`s why I never eat it.

I've never seen it with corn or potatoes

Actually, it is not corn but yellow peas which fell apart and got deformed during long cooking. As for potatoes, they are OK in pea soup. You should have rather pointed to the presence of carrot in it, it is not so common. But, I am not orthodox.

What is on the main plate?



Atch 17 | 2,711    
  12 Feb 2019  #1,936
Kind of looks like kotlety schabowe but they're a rather square shape so I'm not sure - whatever they are, I bet being fried in smalec was involved :) and the veggies are bób?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
12 Feb 2019  #1,937
Looks like fish and broad beans to me.
Atch 17 | 2,711    
12 Feb 2019  #1,938
Yes that's it. They're the wrong shape for kotlety and too thick, must be fish.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,047    :-(
12 Feb 2019  #1,939
Looks more like fried fish than schabowe. Schabowe tend to be larger. IDK what that other stuff is though. I've never been a big fan of Polish food but im always around it as thats what my family tends to eat breakfast lunch and dinner. Only when they go out do they not eat Polish food.
Atch 17 | 2,711    
12 Feb 2019  #1,940
The other stuff appears to be bób, po Angielsku broad beans, as Chemikiem said. I've never been offered them as a guest in anybody's home in Poland, but they must be popular because they're all over the place in fresh or frozen form. I believe you call them fava beans in America.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
  12 Feb 2019  #1,941
So, kudos to Atch who guessed fava beans and Chemikiem for fish, cod exactly - those square fillets are still popular here. I remember eating them as a small boy. As for fava beans, they weren`t frozen, I grow them later than regular farmers, so instead of May/June, I relish it in July and August,.

but

whatever they are, I bet being fried in smalec was involved :

No, I hardly ever fry anything in smalec, prefer veg oils. But I like smalec - I make my own one, with big crunchy chunks of melt lard, because shops offer only smalec with little chunks. I put it on sandwiches when I decide to have a rural taste.

Now, what is in the glass inside?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
12 Feb 2019  #1,942
That looks to be some kind of galaretka dish, although it doesn't look like it contains pork. Sometimes vodka shots are served with them, so that's my guess.
Miloslaw 6 | 1,395    
12 Feb 2019  #1,943
Nothing like the Galareta I know......
Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
12 Feb 2019  #1,944
Galareta dishes often look different depending on what is in them. After all, they are just meat, veg etc in aspic jelly. I might be wrong, and it might not be a vodka shot either.
Miloslaw 6 | 1,395    
12 Feb 2019  #1,945
The only Galareta I know involved a pigs head.....all of it....in aspic jelly...sounds pretty disgusting,but I liked it.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
12 Feb 2019  #1,946
Just the thought makes me feel ill :-(
I was once served peas in aspic jelly at a friend's house in Poland. It looked quite pretty on a plate because she had made them in moulds. Unfortunately, it didn't taste as good as it looked.......
Miloslaw 6 | 1,395    
12 Feb 2019  #1,947
Just the thought makes me feel ill :-(

Lol!!!!
You are not Polish are you?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,408    
12 Feb 2019  #1,948
No I'm not, but I'm sure there are plenty of Poles who wouldn't fancy pig's head in jelly either ;)
Miloslaw 6 | 1,395    
12 Feb 2019  #1,949
I am sure you are right,but some of us older folk have stronger stomachs.... :-)
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,047    :-(
  13 Feb 2019  #1,950
Wodka... And galaretka around it.

You should make tatar next


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