So much begins with a meal...

Polish cuisine is a product of long history and comes in variety of dishes, tastes and flavors. Different regions have contributed their own specialities of Polish food. And not just regions. Throughout centuries Poland has been home to many guests of other nations. This is why French, Italian, German, Ukrainian, Jewish and even Oriental influences are present in Polish cooking. And modern cooks keep adding their own ideas.

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Ever Heard of Polish Chocolates?

By Daniel Edward


We have all heard about chocolates made in France, Belgium, Switzerland, or in the good old USA. Things haven't really changed much in the past decades and yet a country in Eastern Europe still doesn't get the credit it deserves for its flavored chocolates; we're talking about Poland.

What makes the Polish variety so special? How about sweets with shells of dark chocolate and pieces of Coconuts as a filling? Flavored Polish sweets have always had a high concentration of natural ingredients, sweets from sweet maker Solidarnosc, have at least 8% of whole pieces of Coconut, Pistachio or even 38% of whole plums or Hazelnuts. All these flavors are surrounded by a shell of dark chocolate with a high concentration of cocoa, at least 45%.


The Mystery Of Polish Sausage - What Is Kielbasa?

By Adam Marianski


Without a doubt the word Kielbasa has worldwide recognition, yet it is also often misunderstood. Kielbasa is the general Polish name for sausage.

You cannot walk into a Polish store and say: please give me a pound of kielbasa. The sales lady, surrounded by 50 different kinds of kielbasa, will inevitably reply: yes, but which one? There are well over 100 types of kielbasa, and the word itself is meaningless unless followed up with the proper name: Kielbasa Rzeszowska, Kielbasa Krakowska, Kielbasa Tuchowska, Kielbasa Mysliwska, etc.

It is like going into a deli and asking for some cheese. Sure, but which one: American, Provolone, Swiss, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Muenster - you have to provide some details. There is no specific sausage called kielbasa but there are many sausages that carry the word kielbasa as part of the name.

The Traditional Tastes of Poland
By Victoria Cochrane


More and more these days, holidaymakers deciding on travel plans are counting the local cuisines of possible destinations into their equations. And with so many places to choose from for a trip away, a detail as deceptively small as the food can often swing the vote in favor of one particular location.

Food is a definite winner for Poland. As if the country didn't have enough going for it - like a rich history, beautiful towns and cities, quaint villages with old-fashioned transport systems and a social life rivalled by none, Polish cuisine is unforgettably delicious and one that you will find yourself looking up recipes for as soon as you arrive back home from your holiday.

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