My favorite food in Poland (OK, one of my favorite foods in Poland) is zapiekanki, and from sessions at nometne as a child – dzelten maize.
The zapiekanki that conjur up the best memories for me were (probably still are) sold by outside vendors near the bus and train stations in Rzeszow. These are similar to grilled French bread pizzas topped with lots of minced mushrooms, melted cheese and a spicy tomato sauce. Rzeszow was a town we frequently had to stop through en route to pretty much much most other places in Poland. And Dzierzoniow, as I recall, also had some great ones.
I can still recall the delicious smell wafting around us as fabulous memories of standing in long lines with my friends and family during trips – summer romps to Solina in the Bieszczady Mountains and in the winter – to the resort town of Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. At each stop along our way, we had to sample the local zapiekankie and to restock our drink and snack supply. Definately more on these trips coming up in future posts – and I will tease you by saying – they were wild times.
In the Catskills, in Nometne – the Latvian summer camp I went to – it’s the yummy smells of dzelten maize that send me back in time. The cooks there would bake batches of the sweet yellow bread and it was soooooo good dunked in hot chocolate at the end of the day during the night snack.
Both of these fantastic treats are very different, yet delectably equal in my heart.
Which leads me to the last of my Versatile Blogger Award nominations. They are all very different, yet delightfully equal in my heart.
Enjoy!! (I have also included my previous ten nominations, in case you missed them, along with the “seven things about me” list, in case you also missed those…)
My last five The Versatile Blogger Award nominations are:
My previous ten nominations…
And…seven things about myself:
#1…I LOVE spicy food.
#2…I have 2 favorite movies, “Wuthering Heights” with Tom Harding, and “Julie and Julia”, with Meryl Streep.
#3…I was born in the year of the Monkey.
#4…My dream vacation is to go to Monaco.
#5…I use coupons and coupon codes on EVERYTHING I buy.
#6…Champagne is my favorite drink.
#7…I own a ridiculous number of books.