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Warsaw: What’s Cooking? Jewish Culinary Experience Ticket

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Visit the "What’s Cooking?" exhibition at the POLIN Museum with this entrance ticket. Learn about the Jewish religion, culture, culinary traditions, and customs from various corners of the globe.

Highlights

  • Learn how Jewish religion and culture has changed over thousands of years
  • Discover typical dishes, the way they are prepared, and the meaning they carry
  • Hear how different cultures have impacted Jewish customs and cuisine
  • Admire four sculptures by Polish contemporary artist Anna Królikiewicz
  • Stroll at your own pace on this self-guided tour through the exhibition

Description

Come see the 'What’s Cooking?' exhibition devoted to Jewish culinary traditions and customs. Visit the POLIN Museum with this entrance ticket and take a culinary journey across time as you learn about Jewish foods, religion, and culture. Start by learning about a variety of traditions and meals Jews have followed and eaten throughout the ages. Discover how Jews, while migrating, brought various dishes and products with them, from the Middle Ages to the great waves of migration in the 19th and 20th centuries. Guide yourself through the exhibition as you hear the rules of kashrut, the methods of preparing meals that follow the religious foundation of Jewish cuisine. No matter what they put in their pot, the meals are cooked following similar guidelines. Find out why, in the present day, many Jews distance themselves from the tradition or, alternately, seek their roots anew. The exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness of Jewish cuisine and why it is so difficult to define. Uncover secrets of Jewish cuisine as you find out what potato pancakes have in common with latkes, Polish gołąbki with Jewish holishikes. How chulent is different from adafina, and why in New York City pickled gherkins and borsht are considered Jewish food. Marvel at the four sculptures by artist Anna Królikiewicz, which serve as a metaphorical commentary on the narrative devoted to Jewish cuisine.

Includes

Exhibition entry

Important Information

  • The ticket is valid for one day - admission closes 2 hours prior to the closing time
  • You can leave the museum to have lunch and return, as long as it is within the same day
  • The estimated time needed to visit the core exhibition is 2 hours
  • Due to security restrictions, every guest must undergo electronic scanning before entering the core exhibition
  • Children aged 7 or younger may enter the museum free of charge
  • Children aged 12 or younger need to be supervised by an adult at all times

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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