Creators of the American series “Flavor of Poland” want to show its viewers that Polish cuisine does not consist only of “pierogies” and “kielbasa” as some people in the US may think.
The first episode of the series, produced by American Public Television (APT) has already been aired in New York City and Chicago and is scheduled to be shown in Detroit, as well as other TV stations of the APT system.
The guide to Polish cuisine is Polish-born actress Aleksandra August, who was raised in Chicago. Her family moved to the US when she was three.
She told WTTW, the website of American Public Television that regardless of the fact that there are large Polish communities in the US, such as in Chicago, the Polish cuisine is not well known in the US.
“I think Americans at this point know Italian food and culture like the back of their hand - we are familiar with Mexican food, Chinese food,” Ms August said. “But there is really a lack of information on Polish culture and what Polish cuisine truly is, so we wanted to fix that,” she added.
The production of the series, modeled on similar culinary-travelling programmes, involved visits in a total of 30 towns and cities in Poland. The host talked with chefs, historians, culinary critics and citizens of the municipalities.
So excited to take #Chicago to #Kraków tomorrow, Jan. 11th, in the first episode of #Flavor of Poland premiering on @wttw channel 11 at 11am! We are thrilled to bring this new #culinarytravel #series about #Poland to viewers in the #Chicagoland area! Hope you #tunein to watch! pic.twitter.com/NHIyYTZTza— Flavor of Poland (@FlavorOfPoland) January 10, 2020