Polish cuisine has evolved over the centuries to become very eclectic. Due to Poland’s history, it shares many similarities with neighbouring German, Czech, Slovak and Silesian culinary traditions. It has also been widely influenced by other Central European cuisines like Austrian, Hungarian as well as French, Italian and Turkish.
Just like many other Eastern European cuisines, Polish food consists of a lot of meat, cabbage, potatoes and dairy – simple, not the most pretty and gastronomic to look at, but packed full of flavour, nutrition, and vitamins from seasonal and fermented vegetables thrown in. Just delicious.
The more traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas Eve supper or Easter breakfast, which can take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.