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Poznan, Gniezno

This may be one the most sentimental stops along our route! In this episode we visit the very birthplace of Poland - it is in the Greater Poland region and the cities of Poznań and Gniezno that the early events of the Polish State took place. Countless monuments, some reaching as far back as the 10th century, tell the story of the creation of Poland. Its earliest rulers and historical figures lay buried in the crypts of some of the nation's first cathedrals found here in this region. The area's cuisine is also as rich as its history - In the 17th century Greater Poland was described as a "land flowing of milk and honey." Many claim it has remained so to this day and Aleksandra will take viewers on a walk to test the notion! In this episode we'll explore the iconic historical points associated with the region and have a taste of the flavors associated with oldest part of Polish history!

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WARSZAWA

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.

  • 2020-04-20T03:00:00-07:00
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RZESZÓW

Rzeszów is the capital of the Subcarpathian region of Poland, an area of the country that abounds in forests and majestic nature. It's a true blend of various traditions, cultures, and flavors that rose out of the natural landscape. Aleksandra will take audiences on a tour of this region, crossing the forests of Rzeszów, Dubiecko Castle, trying the everyday dishes of the region as well as its upscale ones.

  • 2020-04-27T03:00:00-07:00
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BIAŁYSTOK

The Podlaskie region (also called “Podlasie” in Poland) is the most diverse province in Poland, producing a cuisine that combines simplicity, variety, and rich flavor. Aleksandra tours the city center of Białystok, visits Łomża, an open-air museum in Nowogród, and The Tykocin Synagogue, and finishes her tour with a trip to the countryside where, together with local experts, she bakes one of the region’s traditional cakes – Sękacz!

  • 2020-05-04T03:00:00-07:00
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