Both Central European and Slavic in character, Polish cooking centers around braised and roasted meats, homemade noodles and a wide variety of cabbage dishes. Polish food is hearty and filling. Many types of sausages, but especially kielbasa, are popular. Dumplings called pierogi are stuffed with both savory and sweet fillings and are boiled and sometimes fried. Sour and heavy cream enrich soups and stews.
Typical Polish Dishes
Try these recipes from Poland.
(Polish, stuffed cabbage rolls)
(Polish stuffed dumplings)
(Polish hunter's stew of meat, cabbage and sauerkraut)
(Polish fermented rye beverage; see Kvas recipe)
(Polish buckwheat groats; see Kasha recipe)
(Polish beet soup; see Borshch recipe)
(Polish potato pancakes; see Latkes recipe)
(Polish cucumber and sour cream salad)
(Polish baked salmon with dill)