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    Celebrating World Garlic Day: A Clove of Culinary Heritage

    Today, on April 19th, garlic aficionados worldwide unite to celebrate World Garlic Day, a homage to one of the most versatile and beloved ingredients in global cuisine. From its pungent aroma to its distinctive flavor, garlic has woven its way into the tapestry of culinary traditions across the globe, including its significant role in Polish cuisine.

    Garlic in Polish Cuisine:

    In Poland, garlic holds a revered status in traditional cuisine, where it is cherished for its ability to elevate the taste of both hearty comfort foods and delicate delicacies. One of the most iconic Polish dishes featuring garlic is “zupa czosnkowa” or garlic soup, a soul-warming broth infused with the robust flavor of garlic cloves, often enriched with potatoes and cream.

    Additionally, garlic finds its way into many Polish condiments and spreads, such as “czosnkowy sos” (garlic sauce), a creamy concoction perfect for drizzling over grilled meats or dipping pierogi, and “skwarki z czosnkiem” (cracklings with garlic), a crunchy topping often sprinkled over soups or salads for an extra burst of flavor.

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