If you don't remember how the real food tastes... go to Poland. Again, I was amazed how simple tomato can make you think about summer afternoons, and a taste of a plum can make you jump high.  The real feast comes with all sorts of breads, cheeses, milk products (healthy).

We still cook from the scratch, very little packaged "starters" (even in USA I make my own noodles once in a while). We still make eating food a celebration-meeting time. We still have time for tea and late night talks. We still value company above rashing issues of life.

I will not even start talking about chocolate (you guys in USA have no clue about what chocolate is, sorry), home made cakes, soups (zurek, kapusniak, krupnik, ogorkowa just to mention few), dishes like bigos, golabki, pierogi. Kielbasa can be addictive (so many kinds), as well as kiszona kapusta and kiszone ogorki. People still make preserves with anyhing they can, for winter and early spring months.

Food for thought:

this is how we serve tomatoes

this is how we serve tomatoes

eggs in mayo, standard party snack

eggs in mayo, standard party snack

even chicken tastes better... what do they feed them...

tea is a must over there, we are drinking liters (gallons) of it.. and it's not Community Tea...

we drink liters (not gallons) of tea, and it's not Community tea...

lemon goes with tea... always...

lemon slice is a must for a cup of tea

"forget Starbucks" said my American husband...

forget Starbucks, said my American husband

plain bread... tastes the best

plain bread is the best

bread is a must for any kind of soup...and we eat soups every day...

can't eat soup without bread

golabki

gołąbki - cabbage rolls

schabowy (pork chops) and potatoes... famous Polsih combination

schabowy (pork chop) & potatoes, classical Polish combination

pierogi

pierogi

eklerki and brownie cheesecake

eklerki & brownie-cheesecake

apple cake

szarlotka - apple cake

pudding raspberry cake

fluffy pudding & raspberry cake

probably the most popular beer in Poland, Zywiec

probably the most popular beer in Poland, Zywiec

straight from the tree...

straight from the tree...

wild mushrooms picked in a forest, drying over the oven...

wild mushrooms picked in a forest, drying above the oven

walnuts, just picked in a backyard...

walnuts, just picked in a backyard...

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