I am reading a couple of books from Poland - one is about Mazurian Lakes before WW II, another about a famous Polish poet Wanda Chotomska and finally "Lord Jim" by Conrad. This all prompted me to look for more infomation about Poland, its history, industry etc - which is of course related to this forum.
Lets start with the vegetable and fruit industry in Poland - we are one of the main producers of apple and apple juice and processed food, strawberries, black berries, potatoes, rye; Besides pickling cabbage and cucumbers, fermenting fruit, producing jams, Poland also does more and more freezing fruit industry
we had a rich tradition with sugar industry from sugar beets. The production of sugar from beets was doscivered by Andreas Sigismund Marggraf. The first
sugar rafinery was built in Konary, Lower Silesia, that belongs now to Poland, but it was German in that time.
This was a nice presentation you have made of Poland. At least my self can with out risk, discuss Poland with you.
I knew that a great deal of food stuff was made and exported by your State, but it is always good to be reminded. For in Germany it is not uncommon to see appliences made in Poland, in as well as dress jackets of very nice quality, for it was always a decision upon my self rather to choose a dress jacket made in Poland or Romania for both were of very nice quality.
It was though, your presentation that was a reminder of what we used to do in Denmark with fruits, a bottle of rum and once the sour kraut was made. Was to to use the pot after a good cleaning to pack various fruits in layers with rum poured in between then covered for at least two months. This when cured, was wonderful topping for cakes or which ever was tasty. Usually it was of what was available and what was on hand, for my family was not wealthy generally it was peaches, apples, strawberries and black berries.
As usual, my self was the goat and so had the duty of cooks helper in the hot kitchen so will not bore you with the kitchen work in making Sausage and the milk cheese which in the making was simply terrible in smell in the first, once completed was very delicious.
The following url is some thing we also made, of course this url is a professional:
To say we were not prosperious is not so far off, for it was not until the mid 50s we had an indoor tolet. For then in 1956 was my self shipped off to live with foster parents in Cuxhaven with the consent of mother. This is all that I wish to describe of our family for we were not so well received after the war by the French and Americans.