Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Sunday, 17 August 2003 17:00
Żur (read "jour" like in French "Bon Jour" means "Good Day") is definitively one of the most common Polish soups. It is also quite original and known only in Eastern Europe. People who do not have Eastern European background probably never tasted this delicious soup.
Żur (ryemeal soup) is available in many variations and is eaten on many occasions. According to Polish cookbook there is a Meat Zur, Farmers Zur , Old Polish Zur , Lenten Zur , Lenten Aromatic Zur , White Borscht, which is also a type of zur. Many more types of zur are available. This soup is almost obligatory part of Lenten season in Poland.