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Here are the top ten articles for the Polish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Chrust (Faworki) Recipe
Recipe for traditional Polish pastry straws called Chrust (or Faworki) that are especially popular during time of carnival and on Fat Thursday celebrations. Easy to make, Faworki will provide a lot of joy to Polish cuisine lovers.
2. 12 Christmas Eve dishes
It is Polish tradition that during Wigilia (Christmas Eve dinner) 12 dishes must be served. Among them many contain cabbage, mushrooms or poppy. The article will give you some ideas which dishes one can choose for this special evening.
3. Santa Claus versus Saint Nicholas in Poland
Santa Claus name translated into Polish is 'Swiety Mikolaj'. Few people reckon, however, that this Polish name is actually a name of a real saint who would give secret presents to people. Therefore Santa comes to Polish children twice.
4. Kutia , Christmas dessert recipe
Among all the Christmas recipes, we very often forgot about sweets that should also be served on Polish tables. Of course there is a variety of sweets to prepare, however, only few of them or typical for Christmas period. One of them is Kutia.
5. Barborka, the nameday of Barbara
Nameday is a traditional celebration, similar to birthday, that is spent among relations and friends. St Barbara's nameday offers, however, balls, feasts and orchestra marches that take place on that day, especially in Silesia region where there are many mines.
6. Mrs Walewska, Polish mistress of Napoleon
Although women are called the weaker sex, their love may influence the action of the greatest politicians of the world. One fine example is Mrs Maria Walewska, who became a mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte and was called by him his Polish wife.
7. Golabki (stuffed cabbage) recipe
Although the name ‘golabki’ stands for little pigeons – the dish has nothing to do with these birds. It consists of stuffed cabbage with filling made of rice, barely and meat or mushrooms. It tastes delicious with sauce.
8. Krokiety recipe
The dish is one these that are popular during Christmas Eve dinner in some regions of Poland. It consists of cabbage that is one of Polish most favorites ingredients. It may be prepared in a vegetarian way or with meat. Tastes even better with red borscht.
9. Polish Culture Site Map
Navigate the Polish Culture site by using this easy to use site map.
10. Polish culture for children
Gaining knowledge on the country we do not live in is a hard task. As one does not have permanent contact with a given culture, the learning process is much slower. Therefore, it is the best idea to provide experience of the culture already in childhood.
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