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A top view of a wooden table set decoratively for a Christmas feast. Four dough pockets (pierogi), one of them cut into halves, arranged in a large table bottom centre; more pierogi are visible in a tureen standing above it.

Christmas delicacies and where to find them.

Although Christmas is far from being only about food, studying Polish customs, watching the fairs in market squares, and listening to Poles discussing Christmas, you may start having doubts about that. To help you make up your mind, let us examine a handful (mouthful?) of insider hints. More

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A dark green corked bottle is standing behind two glasses with some red wine on a wooden table that also supports a bowl on a short stem with a candle inside. Two other out-of-focus candles can be seen in the background against some vertical strips.

Enjoy the treasures of autumn

Living in the “global village”, we might have become slightly disconnected from the traditional practices based on the natural rhythm of seasons. We might have forgotten that autumn, the season following harvest and preceding winter, was the time of plenty for our grandfathers and their grandfathers’ grandfathers as well. The time when larders and granaries were full, and you could follow the carpe diem maxim, and enjoy the pleasures of the well-laden table pushing away the thought about the first frosty breaths of winter. More

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A sumptuous slice of cheesecake on a white plate with colourful border is standing in front of a bouquet of red, violet, and purple flowers with orange centres, on a crude table made of white planks.

Małopolska: sweetly toothsome

Let’s forget for a moment the scenic beauty of autumn to concentrate on the sweet treats capable of mitigating the chill of the season’s cooler winds. There are plenty of quite un-hyped sweets to be enjoyed throughout the region, and hey, yes, they even include an alcoholic beverage. More

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A view of the barrels of wine arranged into rows. Their heads bear the name of the vineyard, and chalked names of grape variety and dates.

Na zdrowie!

Elsewhere around the country our compatriots may perhaps bear a grudge against associating Poland with alcohol, yet that is not the case in Małopolska. In our region, we relish in the tastes of fine alcohols, ranging from craft beers and wines to potent Śliwowica, which we suggest should be sipped rather than quaffed. More

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