April 24, 2022 3 min read1 Comment
Polish cuisine is at the same time very specific, and very inclusive.
We could argue that it is a mixture of the Slavic and Germanic dishes, which, over time, found their particular taste in the hands of Polish cooks - usually the women in the family. This is why when at a Polish table, you may come across meals that are prepared in other cuisines as well - only with a Polish touch. And there are, as well, tastes that are truly unique to Poland, like Szczecin paprykarz.
Polish foods have been transformed not only through time but through different economic situations as well. Some Polish foods were enjoyed more in the prosperous days, and some found their way to popularity as a means of dealing with financial hardships.
Another interesting fact about Polish food is that, due to the colder weather in Poland, the food there is made not only to keep you fed but also to warm you up - and thus, cheer you up, too!
And so, the most popular Polish foods are dishes like pierogi, bigos, soups like barszcz orżurek, and sweets like Polish cheesecake or babka. Polish cuisine is rich in meat, and lunch and dinner are often centered around the main meat dish. Some Polish (state, religious, or just popular) holidays require a special menu - and some everyday meals require more than a few hours to prepare.
In short - Polish food is not a simple concept.
Plus: Popular Polish food and traditional Polish food often go hand in hand - or plate after plate.
And, while Polish entrees are not really a thing, don’t be surprised to be served soup before every lunch.
Let’s explore the most favorite Polish foods!
Do Polish people love to eat? Yes.
Do Polish people have an obesity problem? Not really.
And yet, the following list of common Polish foods is not for ones who are on a low-calorie diet:
Other favorite Polish foods include cakes like sernik (cheesecake), makowiec, faworki… And store-bought sweets like ptasie mleczko, krowki, prince polo.
So while Polish dinners are not to be taken lightly, they sure come with some food that is, well… mighty!
If you are interested in knowing more about Polish food traditions or the recipes of some of the most popular Polish food - do explore our blog section.
And don’t forget to spice up your Polish dishes with cool kitchenware from our store!
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May 20, 2022
Polish food is good! I especially like pierogi!