Poland. Location of Poland. The biggest cities in Poland. Wrocław. Capital of Poland- Warsaw. Gdańsk. Cracow. Polish Famous People. John Paul II (1920-2005)
Capital of Poland- Warsaw
John Paul II (1920-2005)
Probably the most famous Pole ever, Pope John Paul II was born Karol JozefWojtyla in the small town of Wadowice in Poland. By being elected pope by the Catholic Church in 1978, he became the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. This pope modernised the papacy and spread his reach internationally through massive gatherings of Catholics and frequent consultations with heads of state.
A Polish composer of the 19th century whose adult life centred mainly on Paris. A Romantic composer who wrote almost entirely for the piano, Chopin changed the world of keyboard music forever. His distinctively expressive style is reflected in his many small-scale works and two concertos he created for the piano.
Through her discovery of radium, Marie Curie paved the way for nuclear physics and cancer therapy. Born of Polish parents, she was a woman of science and courage, compassionate yet stubbornly determined. Her research work was to cost her her own life.
Well-known Polish dumplings called PIEROGI are one of national dishes and for sure one of the best recognizable Polish food at the same time. The popularity of pierogi probably originates from a fact that this Polish food appears in few kinds, differing in a filling type.
BIGOS, in English language known as the Polish hunter's stew, is one of national and traditional Polish courses. A true touristic 'must eat'. Bigos is a stewed dish made from a cabbage as a main ingredient. Apart from the cabbage, on a list of ingredients you can also find: diced sausage, dried mushrooms, onion, sometimes apple or dried plums and a characteristic unchanging set of spices: a bay leaf, grains of black pepper and an allspice.
GOŁĄBKI or stuffed cabbage is one of a traditional food of Central and Eastern Europe. Polish golabki is a cooked knob of forcemeat wrapped up in a leaf of a white cabbage. Important ingredients are: groats (nowadays rice is much more popular), onion and an appropriate blend of spices. This Polish food is stewed or fried before eating. When laid on plates golabki is poured over with a delicious dense home-made tomato sauce.
KNEDLE are another kind of Polish dumplings. These are larger than pyzy. Knedle are usually served as a sweet first course. Traditional Polish sweet knedle are filled with plums, bilberries or with a poppy mass. As such this Polish food is then served poured with the sweet cream, fruit sauces, yoghurt, etc. There are also knedle filled with a forcemeat or even mushrooms.