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From A to Z about the W-Z | The classical Varsovian wuzetka cake from the war times

The war history of wuzetka Wuzetka is a chocolate sponge and cream pie which originated in Warsaw. Its name most probably derived from the Warsaw W-Z Route, on which the confectionery that first began to sell the dessert…

Traveling in time to the Polish fast food reality of the 70s | Paszteciki szczecińskie aka Szczecin patties

Szczecin patties (Polish: paszteciki szczecińskie) are a type of fried yeast dough stuffed with meat or vegetable. It is a typical dish for Szczecin, the city located in the north-western…

Fuel for festivities: food traditions during the carnival season across the countries

What is carnival? Generally, carnival is the period before the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar. The word “Carnevale” dates back to the 14th century and means “to say…

Rough Polish chrusty, French bugnes or American angel wings: the Carnival pastry under different names

Angel wings are a traditional sweet crisp pastries made from dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, which are deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Angel wings are…

Best cuisines in the world ranked by a famous travel guide: there are many surprises

A cuisine is a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually connected with a specific culture or geographic region. Regional food preparation customs, and ingredients are combined to create dishes unique to a region. Each…

Eating little hooves | Recipe for kopytka aka Polish potato dumplings

Kopytka (literally: little hooves) are a kind of potato dumplings in Polish, Lithuanian, and Belarussian cuisines. They resemble Italian gnocchi when it comes to taste and appearance, but they differ…

Dried fruit compote as a Christmas drink | Recipe and popularity in different countries

Kompot (English: compote) is a non-alcoholic sweet beverage that may be served both hot or cold. It depends on the tradition and season. The fruits that are usually used for…

At the crossroads of tradition and the Orient | Mulled wine as a Christmas beverage

Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine or hot wine, is an alcoholic drink usually made from red wine, along with various mulling spices. Sometimes raisins are added in order…

Christmas Eve dinner at Polish foresters | Recipe for kulebiak with sauerkraut and wild mushrooms

Kulebiak (English: coulibiac, from Russian: кулебя́ка) is a type of Russian pirog usually stuffed with salmon or sturgeon, rice or buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, onions, and dill. The pie is baked in a pastry shell, usually using brioche or puff pastry.…

The smell of the Christmas krokiety | Recipe for the Polish stuffed crepes that resemble croquettes

Krokiety z kapustą i grzybami (English: sauerkraut and mushroom croquettes) are one of the staple dishes in Poland for Wigilia (English: Christmas Eve). Krokiety are savory Polish pancakes which are…