Scheduled to begin on 31 July in Szczebrzeszyn, the 2nd Festival “The Capital of the Polish Language” will certainly be a treat for the lovers of belles-lettres. The Festival has an ideal proposal for cooking aficionados, who will be taken care of by one of the patrons, Sokołów S.A. The company invites everyone to “cook with literature”!
The Festival “The Capital of the Polish Language” offers events as part of the trend of summer slow festivals, popular worldwide. This is for the second time that Szczebrzeszyn, a small but picturesque town in the Roztocze region, is going to welcome the guests, who are not only looking forward to sophisticated entertainment, but also to relaxation and rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This unhurried, easy holiday atmosphere of a festival is also conducive to the idea of taking pleasure in good food, which is one of the strongholds of the Sokołów Flavour Academy.
The Sokołów Flavour Academy aims to promote the art of cooking in accordance with the latest trends, as well as encourages culinary experiments. Sokołów experts emphasize that each meal should become a break in the haste of our daily lives to help us rediscover the abundance of flavours.
The Festival programme will be full of interesting events (meet-the-author sessions, concerts, workshops and debates about culture in a broad sense) and will also attract outstanding figures of the literary world: Wiesław Myśliwski, Szczepan Twardoch, Mariusz Szczygieł, Olga Tokarczuk or Zygmunt Miłoszewski. “Cooking with literature”, hosted by the Sokołów Flavour Academy, will be a permanent item on the Festival's daily agenda. At a special stall, Sokołów master chefs, Dominik Moskalenko and Łukasz Konik, along with the Country Housewives' Club from Bodaczów will prepare regional dishes. If you have never tasted the shredded potato dish tarciuch or fried dumplings made from yeast dough, you are more than welcome to visit the Festival.
Cooking and food have always inspired famous writers. How did it come about that culinary themes and variations are present in the literary works by Mikołaj Rej, Antoni Czechow, Bohumil Hrabal or Wiesław Myśliwski?
This is what you will find out from the display staged by Sokołów S.A., featuring selected quotes from literary works about cuisine and specific dishes.
On Friday (5 August) Sokołów invites you to a session with the dietician Agnieszka Piskała, dedicated to “a diet for your head” – what to eat to improve your memory and concentration.