Persons: 2-4 Cost: $$$$ Level: medium Time: 40min Ingredients: easy to find Summer is definitely here, and there is nothing better than hitting up the open markets – where we are drawn to the colors and the aromas of fresh vegetables and fruits. During this period I start dreaming about Fresh Tomato Soup – Pomidorowa, or the more common polish…
Soup is among the oldest dishes consumed by humans. In Poland it appeared around the 13th century, and—because it was relatively cheap and represented a decent meal—was quickly adopted by all classes of society. A boom in vegetable soup happened in the 16th century, when Queen Bona brought greens, which became popular all over the old continent. Soup even found a place in poems and books, like “The Life of the Honest Man” by Mikolaj Rej.
Of course these were primitive forms of soup, and nothing compared to the variety we have today. Still, they remain inexpensive and nutrient-rich, healthy meals, which are easy to prepare … and that’s why they remain beloved in Poland to this day. ☺