My guy is turning 24 this Thursday, so I am casting around for a birthday gift. He studies Poland and Eastern Europe. He lived in Poland for a couple years while working as a journalist, and he remains fascinated by Polish culture and history. I was thinking that I could get him some Polish "comfort" items--specialty snacks, etc. Any ideas, AskMeFites?
posted by Triscuitier
on Feb 28, 2014 -
Asking for my husband - he recently met a man who when younger had a love for 17th century Polish poetry. He wasn't clear if there was one specific poet, or just poetry from that era. My husband would love to buy him a book of such poems (in Polish) as a gift. But since neither of us knows Polish, Googling isn't helping much.
It could be a new or old edition, anthologies are fine. Must be able to ship to the US.
Thanks in advance!
posted by Mchelly
on Feb 7, 2014 -
Can you think of any good sources of information on Polish daily eating habits, dietary trends, frequently used ingredients and dishes etc.? Bonus question: how much overlap is there with other Eastern European countries? [more inside]
posted by sively
on Jan 22, 2013 -
I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I need help translating this Polish song! The internet has failed me so far. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Mar 6, 2010 -
At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the option
of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Oct 25, 2009 -
I'll be going to a convention next month with a number of "Dawn of the Dead" alumni in attendance and I'd like to have something unique for them to sign. I love the very unique style of Polish movie posters and want to get an original print of the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" poster, but am having no luck. [more inside]
posted by laze
on Feb 26, 2008 -
What does the Polish word "Haftarz" mean? I see it listed as the occupation of one of my ancestors in the 1854 Warsaw Police census, but I can't find a translation.
posted by Asparagirl
on Jul 8, 2006 -
Polish Art - My cousin will be in and around Krakow, Poland for a few weeks. He asked me whether I wanted something from Poland. I was going to ask him to get something along the lines of posters as seen here
. Does anyone know of stores in Krakow that sell these? Any recommendations on what else I could get?
posted by turbanhead
on Feb 23, 2004 -