DISCOVER POLAND

Enjoy Polish Traditional Dishes

510
Enjoy Polish Traditional Dishes

For centuries the Polish kitchen has been the arena for competing influences from France and Italy, along with what was extensively from more exotic tables: Jewish, Armenian, Lithuanian, Cossack, Hungarian and Tartar.

Traditional Polish cuisine combines the refined and elegant tastes introduced to Poland centuries ago by the French court of Henri de Valois – the first elected Polish king, with the wild, mysterious flavours of the Lithuanian forests, the sweet aroma of the dishes served for the Jewish Sabbath supper, and the fierce, rare taste of the sanguineous steak Tartar – originally made by the horsemen in Genghis Khan ‘s army who used to place slices of raw beef under their saddles to tenderize the meat.

Locally made dishes specific to different parts of Poland will also spoil you for choice. Fresh water fish is a favourite dish in the north of Poland where there is an abundance of lakes; from the sandy plains of Mazovia in central Poland comes zurek – a sour rye soup, and the Eastern belt is know for the world famous pierogi. Wielkopolska in Western Poland will treat you to aromatic duck dishes; Suwalszczyzna in the north-east tip of Poland offers the best potato dishes and Podhale at the foot of the Tatra Mountains is famous for kwasnica – sauerkraut soup and oscypek – a sheep’s milk smoked cheese. Wherever you go, you can enjoy delicacies that for centuries have been made of produce harvested in the forests, fields, meadows, lakes and rivers of Poland.

Any experienced Polish chef will tell you the real Polish cuisine is incomplete without cereals, fish, crayfish, venison and fruits of the forest. To understand why Polish delicacies taste so good you should also know that they are typically made of organic products grown naturally and cooked in the traditional home-made style without artificial additives. The best chefs pass down through the generations their recipes for pancakes made from turnip, cabbage, lobster butter, pickled wild hawthorn fruit for decorating venison and much, much more.

The traditional Polish cookery books are full of recipes using ingredients that foreigners might find rather exotic. Sour cabbage and cucumber, cereals, dried mushroom, curdled milk and sour rye are a few of the unusual ingredients to be savoured. But most importantly, cooking the Polish way means putting your heart into it.

 

 

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Duda sworn in as President

Duda sworn in as President

Andrzej Duda has been sworn in to become the sixth president of the III Polish Republic at a ceremony in the Sejm on Thursday morning. At 10:00 am members the National Assembly, the 460-seat lower house...

Grexit fears to affect Polish finances?

Grexit fears to affect Polish finances?

The result of the referendum in Greece could affect the global stock markets and exchange rates, economists say. On Sunday, the Greek people overwhelmingly decided that they do not accept the conditions...

Miners' protest turns violent

Miners' protest turns violent

Hundreds of workers threw stones and 'loaded' snowballs at police officers in from of the JSW HQ after government talks reached a stalemate. Police only managed to gain control of the mob which gathered...

Polish pupils begin end-of-school 'Matura' exams

Polish pupils begin end-of-school 'Matura' exams

Pupils across Poland began their end-of-school 'Matura' exams on Wednesday morning, and the results will be crucial in securing a place at university. The first subject on Wednesday was Polish Literature,...

Poland a bit more welcoming to migrants

Poland a bit more welcoming to migrants

Poland is rather a country of emigration, it is also a place chosen by thousands of foreigners. As arises from the recent Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), the country is slightly more welcoming...

World of Polish Vodka

World of Polish Vodka

A crisp, clear spirit that will leave you breathless: vodka is an essential element of Polish life, national identity and everyday culture. Pushing to reinvent the country's liquid source of pride, local...

Kazimierz Rising

Kazimierz Rising

Formerly Kraków’s Jewish quarter, Kazimierz’s soul was ripped out of it during WWII, when it was first used as a ghetto, then was steadily emptied as its inhabitants were sent off to the gas...

Whirlwind Tour of Pomerania

Whirlwind Tour of Pomerania

Nestled into the most northwestern corner of Poland, the Pomerania region offers so much to see, that visitors are treated to the pleasurable experience of picking and choosing between great things –...

Rise in illegal immigrants to Poland

Rise in illegal immigrants to Poland

The Polish Border Guard (SG) detained in excess of 4,300 illegal immigrants in 2014, over 800 more than in 2013. According to statistics compiled by the SG's headquarters, Ukrainians were most frequently...

Poland’s exports up 2069% in 25 years

Poland’s exports up 2069% in 25 years

A new report published by Grant Thornton reveals that since 1989, Poland’s exports have risen by 2069 percent. The figure is based on exports in US dollars and takes inflation into account, with the report...