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June 18, 2012

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Sałatka Jarzynowa

June is National Fruit and Vegetable month. Which means that we should all try to eat more vegetables on the daily. After all, there are plenty of good reasons to eat more greens – but only so many leafy salads one can consume before tiring of them. So take a queue from the Poles and… Read more

June 13, 2012

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Lajkonik

The old city of Kraków is rich with stories of enchanted pigeons and dragons with an appetite for pretty maidens. However, the prize for the most quirky and distinctive of tales has to go to the Lajkonik. The Lajkonik, an unofficial symbol of Kraków, is a mysterious bearded figure who rides a wooden horse attached to… Read more

May 31, 2012

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Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer, journalist, theoretician, and literary critic whose popular works are among the most respected and well-known within the science fiction genre. He approached science fiction as a vehicle for exploring philosophical concepts – and his works, often written in a satirical tone, featured such themes as the nature of intelligence,… Read more

May 24, 2012

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Fabric Lunch Bag

Get ready to pack your lunch tomorrow, because May 25th is National Brown-Bag-It Day! We’re not going to wax poetic about all the virtues of bringing your lunch to work / school (you know, money, health, etc., etc.) Instead, we’re proposing a sort of lunch-packing incentive – the re-usable fabric lunch bag! It might sound… Read more

May 9, 2012

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Jajka Faszerowane

We have a confession to make. We really like eggs. Scrambled, boiled, fried, pickled, deviled, whipped, coddled, or with a slab of bacon – we’ll have it all and then some! So whenever we get the opportunity to celebrate eggs in whatever shape and form, we do it. And why not? Eggs are one of… Read more

April 26, 2012

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Oscypek

There’s always a reason to celebrate food – especially if that food is cheese. Take it a step further by slapping said cheese on the grill between two generously buttered slices of bread, and we have an even bigger reason to party it up. So let’s give a big hurrah for the month of April… Read more

April 19, 2012

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Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 1810 – 1849, was a renowned Polish-born pianist and composer whose musical legacy continues to resonate with people today. Inventor of musical forms such as the instrumental ballade, Chopin also revolutionized other types of compositions such as the piano sonata, the waltz, the nocturne, and the polonaise. Need more proof of his… Read more

April 13, 2012

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Superstitions

Are you superstitious? You may not think so, but Friday the 13th – notorious for being a bad luck day – has the ability to unnerve even the staunchest of unbelievers. And while it would be inaccurate to claim that all Poles are deeply superstitious, Poland, like any other culture, has its own set of… Read more

April 2, 2012

pisanki

Pisanki

Egg decorating originates from an ancient pagan tradition when eggs, a symbol of life and the rebirth of the earth, were decorated with symbols of nature as an integral part of spring rituals. These egg talismans were believed to be endowed with magical properties that ensured both a bountiful harvest and good health. However with… Read more

March 20, 2012

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Drowning of Marzanna

The first day of spring is finally here! This means saying goodbye to the dark winter days and saying hello to budding flowers, the sun, and ice cream for breakfast. In Poland, the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) also means taking part in the Drowning of Marzanna – an ancient pagan tradition that… Read more