First of all let me tell you that Polish food is fun. If you have ever tasted Pierogi, Golabki, Duck with Apples or, say, Roasted Trout, you’ll most likely agree with that right away.
But there are many more dishes. Meat, fish, poultry, dumplings, cakes, soups, cheeses, vegetables etc. – they all come in very different forms, prepared in different ways, with different sauces, as regional specialties, and so on. It is this variety which is probably the most important thing about Polish food. It means a rich choice of tastes and flavors, which makes any gourmet happy.
Classic Polish food: Pierogi
Where does this enjoyable variety come from? First of tradition and history.
A few centuries ago Poland was one of the biggest countries in the world - home to many different nationalities. Not only did they provide they own culinary input, but Polish nobility were always eager to include novelties from abroad into their cooking.
In this way Polish food became a term encompassing a great deal of ideas, coming from inside and outside of the country alike. And that’s exactly why in Polish cuisine you’ll find Ukrainian, French, German, Italian, Jewish, Hungarian, Oriental and other influences.
And what is Polish food like today?