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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. Polish Culture Site Map
Navigate the Polish Culture site by using this easy to use site map.
3. The best Polish cartoons
Polish bed time stories for children would bring the audience into the world of imagination, animals or naughty children that always happily get out of troubles. The period of the best Polish animated series was between 1960 and 1980.
4. 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.
5. Fat Thursday feast
The feast of Fat Thursday is celebrated shortly before the Lent. On that day citizens of Poland (as well as Catholic parts of Germany) consume great amounts of sweets. Among the most popular specialties are ‘paczki’ and ‘faworki’.
6. Independence Day of Poland
Gaining back independence by Poland is celebrated on 11th of November. As the Poles look back on that day on their past, it is the day of remembrance over those who fought for Polish freedom. It is still one of the most important events in Poland.
7. Potato pancakes recipe
One of the simplest traditional meals among Polish cuisine are potato pancakes. You can make them in a savoury or sweet way, with sauce or simply with sugar. You do not need a lot of time to prepare this delicious meal.
8. Guest in house, God in house!
In traditional Polish families it is believed that guests bring blessing to the house that they visit. Therefore the guests are taken care of with attention and are treated to the feast organised by the housewife. Food and alcoholic drinks will be served during the visit.
9. ‘Zurek’ soup recipe
This sour soup is known in Poland under various names, however, it is one of the most traditional dishes of the country. It you visit Poland, you must try it – especially that restaurants serve that soup in bread. But you may also try to cook it yourself.
10. Bigos recipe
This popular dish is one of the most popular meals of Polish cuisine. Although its basic ingredients are white cabbage, sauerkraut and meat, one may enrich its taste with various additions. Tastes even better when reheated.
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