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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Reading
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Miss Gienia
Miss Gienia
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The school canteen menu in Poland is full of traditional comfort food. That same home-made feeling of culinary nostalgia can also be found in the country’s milk bars.

Marta Zboralska

Reading / society
A Splash of Pepper Vodka
A Splash of Pepper Vodka
Reading / society

In Poland, a number of folk remedies exist for treating common health ailments. Far from being useless, these remedies do have health properties and help people deal with the drag of being unwell.

Paulina Olszanka

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Thoughts on the End of Humanity
Thoughts on the End of Humanity
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In the face of ecological disaster, some people are taking a stand against destructive food practices. Local ingredients, zero waste and edible plates are just a handful of the ideas they are implementing.

Monika Kucia

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Tradition Invented
Tradition Invented
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It can be tempting to consider a nation’s traditional food as a product solely of that culture. Yet the reality is more complex. Cuisine is in constant flux; always being reinvented.

Monika Kucia

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The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
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In our globalized world, the plethora of culinary choices is a wonderful thing… at least for those in the Global North. A switch to local food might benefit all of us.

Monika Kucia

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The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
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The act of inheriting recipes is tied intrinsically with culture. It occurs not simply through remembering a technique, but within an unspoken sensory and emotional realm.

Monika Kucia

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Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
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Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.

Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux

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An Archive of Taste
An Archive of Taste
Magazine / society

Food isn’t simply a gustatory experience. It can also evoke associations with people and places, taking us on an emotional trip down memory lane.

Monika Kucia

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