Most tourists are too busy admiring the ornate pastel buildings of seaside Gdansk, Poland to visit the massive Market Hall just a few blocks away. Reminiscent of a nineteenth century train station, crowned with a wrought iron and glass roof, it houses an overwhelming selection of food vendors. You can fulfill your Polish food fantasies for paczki, herring, kabanosy sausages, and every variety of E. Wedel chocolate, all in one place.
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A. Blikle, the storied bakery located on the historic Nowy Swiat boulevard in Warsaw, is synonymous with pączki, or Polish doughnuts.
Yes, this is sad but true: What most Polish children usually take to and eat at school is pure rubbish. The tradition of homemade school lunches (or rather "second breakfast," as it is called in Poland)—some sandwiches, an apple or pear, maybe some home-baked cake—is dying.
From BBC News is a video (sorry, not embeddable) of a group of Poles' attempt at making the world's longest pizza. The report says three and a half tons of flour was used and that it's thought to be more than a kilometer long. (That's more than 0.62 mile, if, like me, you can't convert in your head instantly.) You know, despite all the Polack jokes out there (and I've heard them all, given that I'm half Polish), the fact that they're using an impinger oven to cook it in a continuous sheet (as required to capture the record)...
With a number of goodies on the table, one would make "kanapki." Kanapki could be translated into "sandwiches," but those typically breakfast-ish and Polish are open sandwiches, made of a buttered slice of bread, some salad, meat, cheese, and maybe some mayo, cucumber, and tomato.
After working in Britain, Poles are returning home with tastes for shortbread, speciality teas, and honey-infused bitter. Insert Polish joke here. (And I can say that, 'cause I'm Polish.)...