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Kielce is a city in south central Poland surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes of Poland - its quaint countryside. In this episode we'll explore the history, culture and tastes of the region through the viewpoint of its old folk life. A visit to the Museum of the Kielce Countryside will allow us a deeper look into the old, daily life of the locals and give us a chance to sample its delicious homemade traditions - Kasiolki, Byki, Pasternocek, Spyrok, Zalewajka, Pokrzywianka... these are all the names of favorite local dishes, the products of the region's home cooks, and recipes developed from the heart. These are dishes made with the products picked from the land - none utilize mass produced products, artificial flavorings or colorants. The Holy Cross region's menu is a true farm to table experience. While in the area, we'll also have a chance to explore the city center of Kielce, local castles and monuments, all elements of a place that traces its history as far back as the 11th century!

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Lublin is the capital of the Lubelskie region of Poland. It's a city of many important historical events and great significance. The first settlements formed here in the times of King Boleslaw Chrobry and the city was formed as early as 1198. Lublin was a city that attracted Kings, inventors and some of the greatest Polish minds. Due to its long history, the area abounds in legends and countless old relics and monuments left over from centuries past. Equally fascinating to its historical events is the region's cuisine, in large part shaped by that past.

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One of the most colorful and breathtaking natural landscapes of Poland is found along its southern border. Nestled there at the foot of the majestic Tatra Mountain range is a region with a bold and vibrant culture, an equal match to its stunning natural surroundings. It's a place where food, history, song, dance and old customs are defined by a unique character that lives deep in the heart of its locals, while the surrounding nature beckons visitors to get lost in its endless expanse. What is this unique place?

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Pronounced “Kraków” in Polish, Cracow, the capital city of Lesser Poland Province, was previously the capital of Poland before Warsaw. Ukrainian, Jewish, Austrian, and Hungarian cultures blended with Polish traditions to create a unique mixture of flavors known as the Galician cuisine. Aleksandra uncovers the history of Poland’s old capital, offering the chance to sample the flavors of the various aspects of its past and present.

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Located in Mazovia region, Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its largest city. It is full of historic, cultural, and culinary riches, rooted in old-fashioned French influences as well as a rich Russian cuisine worthy of the tsars. Here, Poland’s modern culinary masters reach back into Poland’s national history and tradition to develop new tastes that shock and amaze.

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