Ironically, I'm not a lover of Valentine's Day. I usually just cook a meal at home, perhaps something a little more special than usual. I will do everything in my power to avoid going to a restaurant on Valentine's Day. I remember once when I was...

The most well known Polish sauerkraut soup is Kapuśniak, but there is another Polish sauerkraut soup that arguably has an even more acquired taste - it's called Kwaśnica. The sour one. I personally prefer it - I like the omittance of pork and that feral...

"Placki" are where it all began as far as the slavic people are concerned. In Russia, they might say blini is where it all began, but that's just splitting hairs. Placki are everything that has that flat, round shape, and blini come under that category too. Archaeological evidence shows...

There is something about the humble apple that always reminds me of Poland. Even when there was nothing in the shops we still had apples, and therefore apple cake (Szarlotka) and apple "racuchy" were common during my childhood. Now that Putin has banned imports on Polish...

Polish is not the first cuisine that comes to mind when you utter the word "vegetarian", and yet there are many recipes that are either vegetarian or lend themselves particularly well to being meat-free. Poland, being a Catholic country, has many "fasting" days. In days...