Food Festival Season Is Well Underway in Poland!
The VI Food Festival of Silesian Tastes (Festiwal Śląskie Smaki) is one of the many food festivals celebrated throughout the various regions of Poland during summer months. Amateur and professional chefs gathered in the Upper- Silesian town of Gliwice to take part in rich culinary tradition of Silesia presented at an open-air festival. They all competed to win “The Golden Colander” award and the title of The Expert of the Silesian Tastes. The top winners were students of Vocational School in Żorki, who prepared cheesecake with cranberry dip. After the dessert they also served Silesian onion soup and stuffed duck with apples and cranberry.
The jury had to taste 60 dishes prepared both by amateur and professional chefs. The main award for the amateurs went to the Farmer’s Wives’ Association from Udórz. The jury had very difficult decisions to make, all dishes were not only mouth-watering but also beautifully presented.
Among the amateurs were Nina and Mirek Gliszczyńscy from Tarnowskie Góry, who treat cooking as a their hobby. Because they want to share their passion with others, they set their own website http://gotuj-sam.pl/ During the festival they presented cabbage soup, pork chops with mushrooms and kasha dish. The dessert consisted of crepes with cheese and preserves. Of course, all the dishes had unique Silesian names attached to them.
During the Festival, guests could taste and purchase various locally produced foods.
For 2011 calendar of upcoming food and cultural festivals in Lower Silesia, Mazovia and Lesser Poland follow this link: Culinary and Cultural Festivals in Poland – 2011 Calendar.