Kielce is a city in south central Poland surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes of Poland - its quaint countryside. In this episode we'll explore the history, culture and tastes of the region through the viewpoint of its old folk life. A visit to the Museum of the Kielce Countryside will allow us a deeper look into the old, daily life of the locals and give us a chance to sample its delicious homemade traditions - Kasiolki, Byki, Pasternocek, Spyrok, Zalewajka, Pokrzywianka... these are all the names of favorite local dishes, the products of the region's home cooks, and recipes developed from the heart. These are dishes made with the products picked from the land - none utilize mass produced products, artificial flavorings or colorants. The Holy Cross region's menu is a true farm to table experience. While in the area, we'll also have a chance to explore the city center of Kielce, local castles and monuments, all elements of a place that traces its history as far back as the 11th century!