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Krupnik soup recipe
Poles love soups! In most of the houses the main meal of the day consists of two dishes, soup and the second dish. However, Polish soups are not soft creams but proper soups with various additions floating in the boullion.

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.

Learning history through films
Many Polish historical novels were screened by famous directors. They tell a lot about the great times of the country and provide the viewer with depiction of costumes and traditions that were characteristic for given periods.

Legend about Krakow trumpeter
The legend about the bugle call is connected with the Tatar invasion that occurred in 1241. Although the connection was not proved, the unfinished tune is still played from the tower of St Mary’s Church in Krakow.

Legendary beginnings of Poland
The legend of three brothers – Lech, Czech and Rus – explains the use of white eagle as a national symbol of Poland. The story tells also why the first legendary capital of Poland was called Gniezno and where the Piast dynasty comes from.

Lodz, Polish city
It is one of the biggest Polish cities nowadays. Its development was especially based on industry. Although it seems to be a little bit forgotten or neglected by Polish tourist, one must remember that Lodz used to play an important function. After WW II it was announced temporary capital city of the

Matejko, Polish painter obsessed with history
Jan Matejko is thought to be one of the most famous Polish painters. His works depict important historical events. He is also considered to have been a fine example of Krakow citizen who supported cultural development of the city.

Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Polish Franciscan
This Polish Saint Franciscan was born under the name Rajmund Kolbe, in 1894 in Zdunska Wola, in a poor family of physical workers. His father worked in a factory while his mother led a shop (later on she worked as a midwife).

Mazowsze Folk Group
The group was formed by people who felt a strong need to rescue folk culture from being forgotten. They surely did their job very well as the group is now popular not only in Poland but also all around the world.

Mieszko I, the founder of Poland
The first ruler of newly formed Poland has never got the title of a king. As a prince he managed, however, to strengthen united tribes. He is also the monarch who brought Christianity to the nation, introducing at the same time Latin culture.

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