As an entrée - pierogi; as the first course - broth with noodles; as the main course - goose meat; for dessert - a St Martin’s crescent roll. Discover Polish cuisine and taste Poland.
Polish Christmas Cookbook
Discover the exceptional flavours of Polish Christmas. Polish festive cookery combines centuries-old native tradition with the influence of many different cultures. One tradition holds that there should be 12 different dishes on the Christmas Eve (Wigilia) table. Try preparing at least one of them and we guarantee you’ll build up an appetite for the rest.
Polish bread – eight centuries of taste and tradition
Polish bread is a flagship product of our cuisine. Abroad it is praised for its diversity and unique taste, in Poland it has a special place not only on the table but also in our culture. Among its enthusiasts are artists and politicians, such as Mick Jagger or Henry Kissinger. What is so special about Polish bread?
Summer encourages us to spend every free moment in the bosom of nature. Regardless of whether you are on the Baltic coast, in Mazury, in the Bieszczady Mountains or in any other part of the world, you can organise a picnic in true Polish style. Below we have selected recipes for Polish dishes that you can prepare and take with you anywhere you go. They come from the book which is a real invitation to a journey through the Polish culinary paths... The link to the book you will find below.
Until recently no one has heard of Polish wine
Until recently no one has heard of Polish wine. It is a success that we produce wine and that it is getting better - told PAP enologist from the Jagiellonian University Adam Kiszka.
Fasting dishes in the old Polish cuisine
Due to the strict observance of fasting and a huge number of fasting days in the year, fasting dishes played a great role in the old Polish cuisine.
From Poland with taste
"From Poland with taste” is the slogan used by the Polish Embassy in Italy to promote Polish cuisine and present its classic recipes. “We want to whet Italians’ appetite for Polish cooking,” stress the diplomats.
Traditional specialities of Podkarpacie
It is estimated that Italy cashes in 2.5 billion euro on culinary tourism every year. The country attracts about 8 million tourists looking for good food and wine. Would such a thing be possible in Poland?
Poland’s traditional Christmas Eve dishes
Christmas Eve dishes in Poland vary depending on which part of the country you are in, but almost all dinners on this special day consist of 12 dishes and dried fruit kompot.
Polish Christmas Eve supper – one of the healthiest ones in Europe
The Polish Christmas Eve supper, the most ceremonial meal before Christmas, came up third out of 19 menus from European countries as regards the calorific value and nutritional qualities of the meal.
Recreating the culinary palate of ancient Slavs
Polish archaeologists have recreated cooking recipes used by Slavs over a thousand years ago. They published 120 original recipes compiled in a book titled Kuchnia Słowian, czyli o poszukiwaniu dawnych smaków (Slavic cuisine – in search of the flavours of the past).
Bread with salvia and lavender, seven herbs witch’s soup, trout in herbal pockets are only few of the delicacies that you can taste on a tourist route called “Małopolska Countryside Smells of Herbs”.
Mushroom pastries are traditionally served with Barszcz - beetroot soup. But you can try them as well with a glass of mulled wine.
Dried Fruit Compote
A traditional Polish non-alcoholic beverage based on dried fruit. Although it is served mainly at Christmas Eve dinner, there are fans who like to drink it all year long as it quenches thirst really well.
Herring with Onion in Oil
Fish dishes form the basis of the Christmas menu in Poland. Herring is prepared in hundreds of ways but there are two basic types of this dish: herring in vinegar of, as described below, herring in oil.
Carp in Aspic
Carp is one of the most important dishes on Christmas Eve. Poles put carp scales into their wallets, hoping that they will bring them luck with money. It is one of the symbols of Christmas and it is served fried or cold in aspic.
Carp is one of the most important dishes on Christmas Eve. Poles put carp scales into their wallets, hoping that they will bring them luck with money. It is one of the symbols of Christmas and it is served fried or cold in jelly.
The new Torun Gingerbread Museum offers visitors a fascinating look at the history of the honey and spice cookie and a chance to try their hand at baking during the Torun Gingerbread Festival which starts this weekend (5-6 September) in Torun.
Wine harvest festival starts in Poland’s wine capital
Zielona Gora is ready for its annual wine festival. Bacchus, the god of wine, has been given symbolic keys to the city by its mayor and for the next few days in September he will wield absolute power in the Town of Wine.
August is the month food enthusiasts like to visit Poland. Many Polish towns will be organising delicious food festivals, tempting visitors with traditional and local dishes and even nouvelle cuisine.
Milk bars: some things never go out of fashion
They offer pork chops, potato dumplings and pancakes and attract passers-by with their unpretentious design and low prices. Milk bars are an excellent place to taste genuine Polish cuisine.
Land flowing with honey
Małopolska Honeyland means not only an opportunity to taste delicious honey, but also to learn the secrets of its production and see the bee life.
Polish means tasty
Polish beer is now one of the most popular drinks in Great Britain, and Prince Polo chocolate waffles have become the most popular candy bars in Iceland.