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Originally from London, I moved to Poland to absorb as much of the culture as humanly posssible. Maybe the biggest influence on me has been the food and I credit my adopted babcia, (Polish for grandmother) Ania, with much of the information here. I lived in Zielona Gora and Szklarska Poreba which are in the west and south-west of Poland respectively.
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Saturday, 14 July 2007

Soups of Poland

Polish people really love soup

I had only really eaten tomato soup in London if I was ill because it is easy to eat and very warming. But since being here I have eaten so many types of soups both as a first course of obiad (dinner) or with the main meal as a drink. I enjoy them now, especially on winter nights. It is probable that the association of Poland and soup originated for this reason also with long, cold winters being the norm.
Now I always have some sort of soup around because
  • They are a handy way to use up anything you would otherwise throw out
  • They are extremely easy to make
  • They cook themselves
  • They last a long time
  • They can be quickly reheated
  • There is a huge variety

I have selected the most important (and tasty) soups that I have tried over here and I strongly suggest you try these recipes for yourself at any time of the year.

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