In Polish, "serce" (SAIRTS-ah) means heart. Each year, people in many countries celebrate Valentine's Day ("Walentynki"), and this holiday is increasingly popular in Poland.
The 14th of February attracts the interest of younger Poles who are keen to show affection for their better half with small gifts such as flowers ("kwiaty"), chocolates ("czekoladki") and Valentine's cards ("kartki").
Since the fall of The Iron Curtain, Poles have combined centuries of Eastern tradition ("tradycja") with a newfound interest in the Western ways of Valentine's Day. Read the interesting story of how this holiday festival was imported to Poland.
Here at Piast Meats & Provisions you'll find Valentine's gifts inspired by the Old Country. Choose from hand-selected gift baskets as well as imported Polish sweets and premium boxed chocolates. Visit us online or see for yourself at one of our three stores.
February 08, 2012
January 18, 2012
In Poland, "żeberka" (zhe-BEAR-kah) means ribs. Do you eat them with a knife ("nóż") and fork ("widelec")? Or do you just grab 'em with your hands? :)
In addition to smoked ("wędzone") and barbecued ("grillowane") ribs, many Poles prepare ribs in the oven with a bed of sauerkraut. Other recipes call for hand-rubbing in honey ("miód") or herbs ("zioła"). Here is a recipe for traditional country style ribs.
Did you know that there are 2 main kinds of pork ribs? Spare ribs are cut from the belly meat and baby back ribs are cut from the loin meat. Baby back ribs are leaner and tastier! Here at Piast, we only use baby back ribs and what's more, we cut them fresh right on the premises!
When our butchers cut the ribs from whole pork loins, they take special care to leave more meat on the bone. The result is a thick and more meaty baby back rib than you could ever find elsewhere! See for yourself at one of our three stores. We sell them Raw, Smoked, BBQ, or Roasted. Smacznego!