Go to Poland
Poland became quite popular destination for tourists. Large cities such as Cracow Gdansk, and Warsaw are the most popular. But Poland can offer much more than city breaks. This european country has a lot to offer for those who are seeking contact with nature. For example, you can visit the last one of the primeval forest in Europe - Bialowieski National Park. Here you can discover the one of the most beautiful lake districts - Masuria. Here you have a chance to visit many medieval castles , you can also try climbing in the mountains - you can choose the high Tatra or Sudety. We invite you to Poland!
History of polish cuisine - middle ages
Polish cuisine is a style of cooking and food preparation originating in or widely popular in Poland. Polish cuisine has evolved over the centuries to become very eclectic due to Poland's history. Polish cuisine shares many similarities with other Slavic countries, especially Czech, Slovak, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian cuisines.1 It has also been widely influenced by other Central European cuisines, namely German, Austrian and Hungarian cuisines 2 as well as Jewish,3 French, Turkish and Italian culinary traditions.4 It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region), winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and herbs.5 It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles the most notable of which are kluski as well as cereals such as kasha (from the Polish word kasza).6 Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.
The Polish national dishes are bigos ?bi??s; pierogi p???r???i; kieÅ‚basa; kotlet schabowy ?k?tl?t sxa?b?v? (type of breaded cutlet); goÅ‚Ä…bki ???w??pk?i (type of cabbage roll); zrazy ?zraz? (type of roulade); roast (Polish: pieczeÅ„) ?p??t????; sour cucumber soup (Polish: zupa ogÃ³rkowa) Polish pronunciation: ?zupa ??ur?k?va; mushroom soup, (Polish: zupa grzybowa) ?zupa ????b?va (quite different from the North American cream of mushroom); tomato soup (Polish: zupa pomidorowa) ?zupa p?mid??r?va;7 rosÃ³Å‚ ?r?suw (variety of meat broth); Å¼urek ??ur?k (sour rye soup); flaki ?flak?i (variety of tripe soup); and barszcz bar?t?? among others.8
The main meal might be eaten about 2 p.m. or later. It is larger than the North American lunch. It might be composed of three courses especially among the traditionalists, starting with a soup like a popular rosÃ³Å‚ and tomato soup or more festive barszcz (beet borscht) or Å¼urek (sour rye meal mash), followed perhaps in a restaurant by an appetizer such as herring (prepared in either cream, oil, or in aspic); or other cured meats and vegetable salads. The main course usually includes a serving of meat, such as roast or kotlet schabowy (breaded pork cutlet), or chicken. Vegetables, currently replaced by leafy green salads, were not very long ago most commonly served as surÃ³wka su?rufka ? shredded root vegetables with lemon and sugar (carrot, celeriac, seared beetroot) or sauerkraut (Polish: kapusta kiszona) ka?pusta k?i???na. The side dishes are usually boiled potatoes, rice or more traditionally kasza (cereals). Meals often conclude with a dessert such as makowiec, a poppy seed pastry, or droÅ¼dÅ¼Ã³wka dr???d??ufka, a type of yeast cake. Other Polish specialities include chÅ‚odnik ?xw?d?ik (a chilled beet or fruit soup for hot days), golonka (pork knuckles cooked with vegetables), koÅ‚duny (meat dumplings), zrazy (stuffed slices of beef), salceson and flaki (tripe).
Mountain tours it is a really good idea - that is one of the best way of spending your free time. Beautiful views, contact with nature and struggle with yourself can be very helpful in "recharge the batteries". This physical activity is very healthy - for the body, but also for the mind. So try to relax, stop for a moment and look at the beauty of the world around us. Are you ready to go back to you daily routine? No? So stay here a little bit longer. You have never been in the mountains? Time to try - we promise, you will not regret it.