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Polish Cuisine


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Julka's culinary tour - essential elements in the taste and flavour of Polish cuisine

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Polish Cuisine

  1. 1. a trip through the outstanding Polish culinaries...
  2. 3. What is Polish cuisine like? <ul><li>DIVERSE </li></ul><ul><li>UNKNOWN </li></ul><ul><li>DELICIOUS </li></ul><ul><li>FASCINATING </li></ul>It’s a hidden treasure of Europe
  3. 4. What’s specific? 1. SOURNESS Mushroom, fish, cucumbers, beetroots, fruit... Everything can be pickled! 2. FAT Large amounts of lard (animal fat), fried or breaded pork and broth based soups with cream added are very popular and extremely fattening!
  4. 7. Wild, wild forests
  5. 8. ...for ages have been providing the Poles with: <ul><li>Game : wild pig, deer, pheasant, rabbit, fox, moose... </li></ul><ul><li>Forest fruit : raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cowberry and wild strawberry </li></ul><ul><li>Mushroom : boletus, king boletus, parasol mushroom, moren saffron milk cup and many others </li></ul>
  6. 9. To the ground
  7. 10. The root crops are very common in Poland. For years potatoes , beetroots , onions , celeries , carrots , cabbage and cauliflowers have been the food of the poor village people.
  8. 11. Sample dishes: <ul><li>cebularz - a roll with onion and poppy seeds </li></ul><ul><li>potato noodles/pancakes/casseroles </li></ul><ul><li>buttered peas and carrots </li></ul><ul><li>barszcz - sour beetroot soup </li></ul><ul><li>browned cabbage with mushroom </li></ul><ul><li>bigos -meat and cabbage stew </li></ul><ul><li>„ ruskie”dumplings with potatoes and cheese </li></ul>
  9. 13. Deep, cold sea
  10. 14. <ul><li>Herring : marinated in oil or cream with onion, sometimes dried plums or seasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Cod, sole, flounder, brisling, eel : fried, grilled or smoked </li></ul>The Baltic sea abunds in fish. Most common are: At the seaside you can find smokehouses and restaurants specializing in fish on every corner!
  11. 15. Waving fields of rye
  12. 16. Cereal products are popular and respected, deeply rooted in culture and tradition. All kinds of noodles , dumplings , crepes , breads , rolls etc. are eaten every day.
  13. 18. Nights get longer Polish climate is very variable, so the diet depends on the season. During autumn we can enjoy mushroom, nuts, plums, apples, pears, pumpkins and cranberries. The food gets the colors of the autumn landscape: golden, red, brown and violet. When winter comes, life becomes more monotonous. It is the time of everpresent potatoes and carrots, pickles, jams, fatty meats and valuable groats .
  14. 19. Summer sweetness <ul><li>strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>raspberries </li></ul><ul><li>gooseberries </li></ul><ul><li>cherries </li></ul><ul><li>currants </li></ul>Everyone looks forward to the spring and summer to enjoy the freshness after long winter days. Then comes the time for: <ul><li>beetroot leaves </li></ul><ul><li>asparagus </li></ul><ul><li>bób bean </li></ul><ul><li>radish </li></ul><ul><li>sorrel </li></ul><ul><li>all kinds of herbs </li></ul>
  15. 21. Holidays <ul><li>Polish style celebration </li></ul>
  16. 22. C HRISTMAS Traditionaly, the family sits to the table with the rise of the first star on 24.12 . Before the mi d night „ shephard’s mess ” are eaten twelve dishes that are supposed to bring luck and welfare to the house. The y never contain meat. Most famous are: barszcz, mushroom soup, dried fruit compote, browned cabbage with mushroom and peas, groats with poppy seeds and honey, gingerbreads and breaded carp.
  17. 23. EASTER The most important Catholic holiday equals... the greatest amount of food you can imagine. It all actually starts with the end of the carnival.On the„Fat Thursday” are eaten donuts and angel wings . During the Lent: for forty days the conservative people don’t eat meat nor sweets. Then comes spring, the Easter and consecrating the Easter baskets with bread, salt and painted Eeaster eggs . All kinds of hams, gammons, sausages. Loads of sweets: „mazurek” tarts , cheesecakes and the paschal dish . Yummy...
  18. 25. <ul><li>Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Tatar </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Ukrainian </li></ul>Poland used to be multicultural. It’s cuisine is a mix of traditions: <ul><li>Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Austrian </li></ul><ul><li>Hungarian </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish </li></ul><ul><li>Oriental </li></ul>
  19. 26. Where do we go?
  20. 27. Polish cuisine is constantly changing. Some regional recipes are forgotten but we are more open for foreign, exotic tastes. Fortunately, the new trend is combining the original, simple products with international techniques and standars. Bloggers and high-class chefs are returing to their traditions.
  21. 28. Thank you very much for watching the presentation! Feel invited to come and taste... *all the photos have been taken in Poland by me or members of my family ;) Jula Chabasiewicz