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We are the group focusing on Polish cuisine and dinning. In this paper, we will discuss Polish food habits, their meal cycle, food service style, food taboos, and how the religion affects their food and wine consumption. Poland is one of the biggest countries in Europe and home to many different cultures. Polish culture is influenced by so many other different cultures that exist in the country. Those cultures have a great impact on Poland's culture even on Polish culinary and food habits. Poland’s culinary traditions are influenced by French, Italian, German, Ukrainian, Jewish, and even Oriental for historical reasons. (www.polishfoodinfo.com) According to www.foodbycountry.com, “the cereal grains grown on Poland’s rich agriculture, are the country’s most important dietary staples.” Those grains include wheat, rye, buckwheat, and barley. Besides the cereal grains, Poland also has potatoes, beets, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and cucumbers in their core foods. These vegetables are boiled usually. Another staple of the Polish diet is cucumber salad with sour cream. As for meat, the most popular meat eaten in Poland is pork. It is usually breaded and fried, served with a thick sauce. The other meats such as beef, ham, sausage, and fish are also eaten regularly as their secondary food. During holidays, the Polish simply prepare the core and secondary food in larger amounts; therefore, there is no specific food or peripheral food that they consume only during holiday season. (www.food- links.com) According to the owner of a Polish grocery shop Seakor Polish Delicatessen and Sausage Factory, on Geary Boulevard, the women are the ones who prepare the food. On the website www.food- links.com, it is states that, “Polish women take great pride in their culinary abilities.” The food is usually prepared in the kitchen right before the meal is served. However, if it is a big celebration meal, the women usually prepare the meal ahead of time.
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Polish people like to eat hearty meals, and their meal cycle includes four meals a day. In Poland, people usually have their breakfast around 6 – 8 AM. For breakfast or Sniadanie (shnah DAHN-yeh), the Poles have many of the same breakfast foods eaten in the United States. These include scrambled or soft- boiled eggs; rolls with butter, bagels, hot cereal, cheese and ham or other meats are also served with coffee, cocoa, or tea with milk or the hot milk itself. The second meal that the Polish people have during the day is served between 11 AM – 1 PM. It is a light meal or “second breakfast” as you might call it. During this time, sandwich, soup, fried eggs, or a plate of cold meats is served. The third meal that they have in Poland is basically the main meal of the day or abiad (oh-BEE- ahd) as the Poles may call it. It is served late in the afternoon between 4-6PM. At least one meat dish, boiled vegetables or salad, potatoes, soup, and a grain dish or dumplings ( pierogi) are usually served. To finish the main meal of the day, a sweet dessert and beverage are served. Last but not least, is the supper
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