Travel to Warsaw




Travel to Warsaw
Warsaw is a city in east-central Poland and its capital with population of roughly 1.750.000. A city of contrasts with the recent past still fresh in the memories of most citizens, especially the older ones. Only the younger generation seems to escape from the nightmares of the past. The Poles have a classy look, without being snobs; they are a cultured people with a good soul.

In 1945, after the blitz, the protests, the fights and destructions the greatest part of Warsaw was rubble. Almost 85% of the city was destroyed, including the historic Old Town and the Royal Castle. Poles, men, women and children, with the help of communist parties from neighbouring countries, rebuilt the city from scratch after the Second World War. The tried to rebuild as it was, using only old records, photos and artist's impressions. As Poland entered the EU in 2004, Warsaw's economy is going through the largest historical growth spurt.
The river Vistula splits the city in two: the right bank - called Praga - is traditionally considered poorer and less interesting from a tourist's perspective wheres most interesting sights are in the left bank.

Warsaw is a very clean city and has an underground network of two lines, many buses & trams. The city is full of squares & parks although due to the season they were covered in snow. There are many fantastic examples of Architecture from the Gothic, Renascence, Baroque and New-classical periods. Museums, castles & palaces that visitors can explore but also picturesque alleyways with bars that tourists can enjoy an aromatic glass of warm beer, especially in cold weather. 

Split in effectively two cities, with the older section by far the most picturesque and interesting part of the city (in Unesco's protected cultural heritage list) and the newer city with modern buildings, reminders of the architecture styles of socialist realism. Large, wide roads, huge squares and huge, towering skyscrapers. Warsaw, along with Frankfurt, London, Paris & Rotterdam is one of the cities with the highest number of skyscrapers in Europe.

Warsaw's gastronomy will pleasantly surprise you, with many opportunities to try not only traditional Polish delicacies, but also international cuisine.

We walked for endless hours around the city, with varying weather conditions but the most memorable walk, was a stroll along the Vistula, one frozen sunset, the city covered in fog, the blue lights of the river bridge arches lighting our way. An outlandish landscape for our eyes and senses.

Homemade Mandarin Liqueur-DIY

Homemade Mandarin Liqueur-DIY
Fine fragrances, delicate flavors, yellow color and very easy to prepare in the house, without effort or particular difficulties. Allow time to work -it needs time to get ripe- to become a digestible aromatic liqueur with extracts of mandarin and clove.
Ripe fresh tangerines -winter is their season- organic farming with vibrant, juicy flesh, which will give the liqueur the necessary ingredients to make delicious tasty with subtle notes of alcohol.
Serve as an aperitif before a meal or as a digestif after a sumptuous meal!
Cheers!

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work: 15′ time: 1 μήνας very easy:

Marinated Salmon Fillets

Marinated Salmon Fillets
Roast fillet of fresh salmon, marinated in a tasty and spicy sauce made from soy sauce, green onion, crushed garlic, hot red chilli pepper and ginger. The total time -preparation and baking to have served ready to our table- is only 40'. To remain juicy and irresistibly delicious bake only 10'-15'.
The dish has its own story to the delicious offerings of our two kitchens, with several tests -since everybody likes salmon- to become a family affair and to create what we now recommend only to you as a first publication. All kudos belong to the younger family chef, in her the only.
Try it. Mandatory and only parameter to make this dish and enjoy the tasty dynamics is to like salmon, leave the rest to us!
From our kitchen to yours with the exhortation to make.
© Iris Kariotelli's Recipe

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work: 5′ time: 35′ very easy:

Clementine Syrup Cake

Clementine Syrup Cake
Clementine syrup cake with tangerine-scented organic clementines, firm and very, very juicy. They give us plenty, sweet juice and zest of deep orange, with strong aromas of the essential oils. It is a syrupy fragrant and fluffy mandarin pie with pastry crust not too thin, yogurt and semolina.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Cheese Pie with Cabanossi

Cheese Pie with Cabanossi
Cabanossi, this excellent dried sausage, thin and elongated, similar to mild salami and with smoky aftertaste is favorite to all Southern & Eastern Europe from the Adriatic to the Baltic countries. Usually made with chopped pork and smoked meat and sometimes with the addition of a little beef. In Central Europe the Cabanossi, mostly, are consumed as snacks.
This cheese pie is made at the cake tin and gets a round pretty shape. The leaves are folded like a fan and close within them a dry mixture of cheese, semolina etc. When sliced becomes obscured the presence of the crust.
Guaranteed without exaggeration is perhaps one of the most delicious and impressive cheese pies, which we have proposed here from the Kitchen Stories. Keep the proportions of the ingredients and how to prepare and include it in your menu. You will not regret it. Deservedly stands in a festive menu, as it is perfectly cut and eaten even at room temperature.
Yours!

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work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy: