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Some cooking spices in Polish




Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #1
For those of you looking to attempt translating a Polish recipe, these may help:

allspice: ziela angielskie
anise: anyżek. -anyżku
basil: bazylia. -bazylii
bay leaves: liście laurowe
camomile: rumianek. -rumianku
carraway seed: kminek. -kminku
chervil: trybulka. -trybulki
chicory: cykoria. -cyrkorii
chives: szczypiorek. -szczypiorku
cinnamon cynamon. -cynamonu
cloves: goździki
coriander: kolendra. -kolendry
cumin: kmin. -kminu
dill: koperek. koperku
fennel: koper. -kopru
fenugreek: kozieradka. -kozieradki
garlic: czosnek
ginger imbir. -imbiru
herb tea: herbata z ziółek
herb: ziele, zioło, ziółko
horseradish: chrzan
jasmine jaśmin. -jaśminu
mint: mięta. -mięty
mustard: musztarda. -musztardy
nutmeg: gałka muszkatołowe
paprika: paprika. -papriki
parsley: pietruszek
pepper: pierprz. -pieprzu
saffron: szafran. -szafranu
sage: szałwia. -szałwi
salt: sól
savory cząber. -cząbru
spice: przyprawa
tarragon: draganek. -draganku

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #2
mint: miąta. -miąty



mieta, man i don't have the polish keyboard turned on this comp.. but the "e" has the candy cane under it.

parsley: * pietruszek


* pietruszka

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #3
I imagine only a few of these are really used in traditional Polish cooking.
I always think of caraway as a very central-eastern European spice.
I like the way many languages call Allspice things that translate as 'English Spice'.
It originates from the Caribbean.

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #4
Actually, a lot of them are used in PL recipes.

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #5
I was thinking of fenugreek, cumin, coriander, allspice.
But then, on closer inspection, there is a definite European look to many of these.
Even so, English food often uses exotic spices.
It is just a shame that English food lost so much after the two world wars.
Rationing and the age of austerity destroyed much English cuisine.
That is why it was opened up so easily to Italian and Indian dishes.
At least the cosmopolitan nature of our food encourages the foodies amongst us to try other stuff, such as Polish.
I am ignoring here the majority of British people who eat s***e.

What about Juniper berries?
These must be used in Polish food.
Great with venison.

Jałowiec?

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #6
Sure...sometimes
coriander

Pickles :)
cumin

parzybroda/ Cabbage soup
fenugreek

I've seen this added to Czarnina

I guess it all depends on what flavors the chef likes to add :)

I love all of the possibilities with PL cuisine.

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #7
That is fantastic news.
I have many herbs and spices in my cupboard that only get used in one recipe each.
I've not really had much of a go at cooking any Polish recipes.
I'd like to see something like recipe of the week/month on the forum,

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #8
That would be nice...or at lease we can compile the existing and put them in a sticky.

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #9
compile the existing and put them in a sticky

Great idea. Especially for food that is actually sticky!

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #10
Quoting: osiol
coriander

Pickles :)

ARE YOU SURE? DILL, YES BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN CORRIANDER IN THE PICKLES BEFORE.. HMM.

cabbage soup = kapusniak?

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #11
cabbage soup = kapusniak?

No the soup I'm talking about is parzybroda :) (zupa z kapusty, przeważnie włoskiej)

ARE YOU SURE? DILL, YES BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN CORRIANDER IN THE PICKLES BEFORE.. HMM.

As I've stated before, It all depends on the chef's taste.

ARE YOU HERE TO ARGUE WITH ME OR STH?

PolskaDoll Activity: 29 / 2,138
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #12
I'd like to see something like recipe of the week/month on the forum,


Not a bad idea. I cook from scratch roughly once in a blue moon but I would like to start cooking Polish foods (rather than have others cook it for me).

or at lease we can compile the existing and put them in a sticky.


Not a bad idea. This is a good topic Z. Helpful.

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #13
ARE YOU HERE TO ARGUE WITH ME OR STH?


nope, just conversing. never heard of either of those two instances but that means i actually learned something today. cool. :D

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #14
I cook from scratch

Almost every evening.
When I don't, it's leftovers.

I have a need for recipes.

PolskaDoll Activity: 29 / 2,138
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #15
Almost every evening.


Sadly, I don't have the time. Even when I'm at home, blethering here, I'm usually working on something in another window...

So this is why I would appreciate the recipes so that on my days off/holidays, I can get down and cook something from scratch.

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #16
It takes up a lot of my time and keeps me out of mischief!
When I say I want recipes, I always Osiolise everything,
so give me an Italian recipe, it will end up tasting unmistakably (to me) like something of my own.
Some of the things I ate in Poland but never learnt the names for would be good.

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #17
nope, just conversing.

I was just yelling back ;)

parzybroda is Cabbage soup with milk.

Some of the things I ate in Poland but never learnt the names for would be good.

If you can describe them, we may have the recipe or get it for you.

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #18
At the moment, there was a sort of savoury pancake thing I can think of that was very good.
There was a green soup served with a big pile of slightly crispy mashed potato is the middle of the table,
and this, I think:

parzybroda is Cabbage soup with milk

There was more that I can't specifically remember.
I just remember that I didn't taste anything I didn't enjoy.

PolskaDoll Activity: 29 / 2,138
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  19 Sep 2007 /  #19
Recently I had something that was like minced beef (maybe another meat though) with mushrooms, saurkraut and maybe other stuff, wrapped in something pancake-like...any idea's what that was?

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #20
pierogi? uszka?

PolskaDoll Activity: 29 / 2,138
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #21
Not pierogi, maybe the other though. They were gorgeous though :) mmmm

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #22
uszka are little peirogis, normally served with red borscht

PolskaDoll Activity: 29 / 2,138
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #23
Then I don't think it was them either. Every time I desribe them I get an answer that sounds like kroquety (?)

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  20 Sep 2007 /  #24
Every time I desribe them I get an answer that sounds like kroquety (?)


krokiety....this is the pancake thingy.

crok et ee

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #25
hmmm.. have heard the name but i sure can't picture what they look like.

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #26
Looks like this:



Wroclaw Activity: 50 / 5,493
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #27
It might also look like a 'spring roll'

plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,275
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #28
Looks like this:

CALZONE LIKE, EH? COOL, I DON'T KNOW IF I'VE EVER HAD THEM BUT THEY DO LOOK DELISH. :)

osiol Activity: 56 / 3,957
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #29
krokiety

Crock yeti - a blend of crocodile and yeti - I'm just off to find a yeti.
It looks like that's what I was thinking of (the actual food product, not the product of my bizarre imagination).

Zgubiony Activity: 16 / 1,566
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  20 Sep 2007 /  #30
CALZONE LIKE,


Depends on who prepares it. The pancake starts off round, but then folded.

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