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Warsaw Poland cheers

The author with Warsaw “roots” travel guide Marcin Stochlak clink glasses.

Warsaw, Krakow, Chełmno, Olstzyn, Grunwald, Malbork: just some of the cities I visited and wrote about after my most recent “roots” cum culinary travel trip to Poland. My late dad, Alfons, was Polish so Polska is in my blood and lives in my heart.

Check out some of my stories on Poland by clicking on the links below:

  1. Click on PolandShots to see a PDF of my story “A Little Shot of Poland” that first featured in the Sunday Tribune travel section. (You may need a little patience while the PDF loads.)

2. Another PDF of a story that first appeared in Sunday Tribune travel is clickable via PolandGingerbread. Or see the story “The Gingerbread Pole” on my link Travel to Poland: Torun for gingerbread, Copernicus and memories.

3. Check out Time to Relish the Poland Culinary Renaissance Starting in Krakow in Cuisine Noir magazine. This story features Ed Red in Krakow (see article 5 below), lunch at the Wieliczka Salt MineZator is Carp Valley and carp fishing, Lovely Lanckorona, the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, lunch at Pod Baranem and Poland’s fledgling wine industry.

Wanda Hennig Torun, Poland

The author in old town Toruń.

4. See Travel to Poland: Chełmno and on to Toruń for a little bite of history, some notes on lovers and a delectable culinary experience at the Karczma Chelminska hotel near the old town wall.

5. The article Travel to Poland: Krakow, Chef Adam and Ed Red is a tribute of a great chef and fine dining. Chef Adam Chrząstowski is reviving Polish culinary traditions and honoring meat at this fine establishment recognized by Slow Food Poland.

6.  At Masuria we spend a few hours on a boat in the water exploring the lakes — a very visual experience — in Travel to Poland: Magical Masuria and din in Ryn.

7. The last thing I expect to find at Malbork is a Gothic Slow Food restaurant. Next time I go to Olstzyn, on the other hand, I expect I might find some family ties. See Travel to Poland: Copernicus, Olstzyn, Grunwald and Malbork.

Stary Kleparz market Krakow.

Stary Kleparz market Krakow.

My book, Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press) has two chapters that were, unexpectedly, inspired by a visit to the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa,

There are more. Check them out…