Poland’s neighbouring countries like Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, Hungary, and many others have influenced the formation of its culture. Such a great mix has created the unique cuisine. Many Poles are proud of the fact that they have collected all the best cooking traditions.
The popularity of particular products depends mostly on the geographical position. There is the never-endless list of Polish dishes that can be prepared with vegetables. It is important to note that spices like dill, saffron, basil, parsley, pepper, garlic, and marjoram are common ingredients in Polish dishes and add they add the distinctive flavor.
As you might have guessed already we are greatly inspired by Polish cuisine that’s why we offer you to try Polish soups, noodles, sweets and many other delicious meals. In our online grocery store, you can find top-notch Zurek ( sour rye soup ), White borscht, Red beet borscht, Mushroom and Cucumber soups etc.
Let’s have a closer look at some Polish first courses that are always adorable by gourmets all over the world.
Zurek is a traditional polish meal that people usually cook on Easter holidays. The main feature of this soup is that it is a bit sour. It has a pleasant delicate taste. Zurek ingredients include rye flour, pieces of bread, hard-boiled eggs and bacon (ham, smoked sausages or boiled pork meat can be used instead of bacon).
Red beet borscht
Red beet borscht is usually prepared for Chrismas Eve. It is always made of red beet juice and it is served with uszka (ushka). It is very similar to Italian ravioli. This soup should be clear and look like red wine. It has a rich bouquet, however, the taste of beetroot prevails.
White borscht is very similar to Zurek, nevertheless, white borsch has a brighter taste. Often it is served with mashed potatoes, fried onion, and parsley leaves or dill on a separate plate.
The most well-known Polish second courses are bigos, goulash, breaded pork cutlet, cabbage roll, polish dumplings, noodles, etc. Noodles (they are also called as kluski or macaron) are also the must-try. You will be fascinated with the immense diversity of different recipes for this appetizing meal. You can prepare it quickly and effortlessly for a birthday party or some family celebration.
The Polish people seem to have the super wide range of desserts that enumerate cakes, cookies, and candies that have really divine taste. For example, Ptasie Mleczko (literally, it can be translated as “bird’s milk”) is a chocolate-covered candy with milk mousse inside of it. As a rule, the mousse contains fruits, chocolate or vanilla.
Another popular dessert is Piernik (gingerbread cookie ). Usually, it is filled with fruit jam and covered with chocolate. Piernik is known not only in Poland, but also in the countries like Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands. If to trace the history of Piernik, it must be marked that these cookies became famous in the eighteenth century. The interesting fact is that they were the so-called symbols of a high social status in those times as the price for Piernik was really expensive.
To sum it all up, it must be added that European Specialities is an outstanding grocery. Do not miss the fantastic opportunity to shop online with confidence for a great selection of East European food. This store is a smart choice for those who want to try something new and unique. All the prices are extremely reasonable. Without any doubts, Polish cuisine is among the most prominent ones. You’ll definitely enjoy it!