Polish Easter customs and making a traditional mazurek cake were the main themes of the latest series of culinary workshops that the Polish Tourism Organisation (POT) is running on the Chinese market. The event was organised by the POT International Office in Beijing in association with the Polish Institute.
A truly Polish vibe once again came to Beijing at the weekend recently. Continuing our series of POT culinary workshops, this time we invited local residents to try their hand at one of the most traditional Easter desserts: mazurek cake. During the one-day Easter class, more than 50 people were given the opportunity to get a better feel for Polish customs related to this Christian holiday, make two types of mazurek from scratch, and see a mini-exhibition about Poland.
The participants included prize-winners of an Easter competition on Weibo, media representatives, tour operators, and first-year students of Polish Studies from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. The students had the toughest task, because alongside the culinary challenge they also had to handle Polish vocabulary related to Easter and baking.
This kind of interactive workshop has become extremely popular. Participants can build a positive image of Poland, experience the country’s atmosphere in remote mode, and gain a better understanding of our customs. At a time when travel is restricted, it is also the perfect way of getting tourists interested in Poland as a prospective destination for future international trips. After all, as the old saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach.
The event was organised in association with the Polish Institute.