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By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Posted March 13, 2014
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Gone in 60 seconds: That little lot won't be hanging around for long. © Ignatius Rake

Sod Tesco's. Get down your local Polish shop for some top tasty tucker.

I love my local Polski sklep (Polish shop).

Just look what I bought there earlier today.

Pierogi z mięsem, gołąbki, prażynki, żurek and some flippin' ace kabanosy.

Admittedly, at £2.60 ($4.32; PLN 13.20) for a jar of gołąbki, it's not exactly Polish prices but I love going in there and confusing the shop assistants with my grammatically incorrect Polish.

It's bleeding obvious that I'm a Brit but why the hell, you can see them thinking, is this crazy angol speaking Polish like a three-year-old at me?

They've never actually asked me that yet but I'm sure there will come a time.

At which point, I'll just say "Kurwa! I forgot the Kubuś" and then call myself a dupek.

Shame they don't sell Wyborowa really.


See also Curried pierogi, posted 14/3/13.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist and geographer who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. A published lyricist, he has fronted punk bands in both the UK and Poland, including the only band ever to be kicked off BBC Radio Cornwall. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and world speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

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