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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi everybody.
I'm from Poland and love Your forum.
I was wondering weather polish dishes are known in the world. Does enybody knows bigos, kluski or lazanki?

Bigos is great ;)
post #2 of 11
What a world this has become!

I am looking at a map above my monitor and I am communicating, in near real time, with someone from the other end of the earth!

I am not a chef and my knowledge of polish food is very limited; in fact, it does not get much past kielbasa.

Please share your thoughts, perceptions, and recipes.

If you have any interest in what some call soul food (as I understand it, African-American/Southern cooking) or Tex-Mex (southwestern US/Northern Mexican), although I am not an expert in either, or anything else for that matter, l will do my best to reciprocate.

I have probably unintentionally offended a bunch of folks so I will end this post by, begging their forgiveness, thanking you for joining us and requesting your continued contributions.
just an old guy learning to live off his own cooking
just an old guy learning to live off his own cooking
post #3 of 11
My mothers side of the family is Slovak,(my fathers is Cuban) My Maternal grandmother used to cook a lot (and good). Slovak and Polish are really similiar. On Christmas Eve every year we had mushroom soup, it's made with a sourkraut juice base. Sounds wierd in description but it's awesome. Then we have a mountain of pierogi. My grandmother would make a couple hundred of them. Mostly with potato, but a few with meat or cabbage. Served with carmelized onions. My grandmother died a few years ago, now we do it at our house. Making 200 pierogi piers is a pain, but it's a good tradition. Sorry for the long post, I can really yak when I get going.

post #4 of 11
Welcome to Chef Talk, piernik. We just welcomed a knowledgeable home cook from Poland yesterday! We're looking forward to learning from you and from her.

We have at least one Polish restaurant here in the Milwaukee area. Many people migrated here from Poland in the last two centuries. Here's a link to a review for Polonez: http://www.onwisconsin.com/dining/dining.asp?id=2316
It's a very favorable review. We also have a huge Polish cultural festival on the shore of Lake Michigan every summer. It's hugely popular! Here's some information on that: http://www.polishfest.org/

Pierogi and bigos are my favorites. Czarnina is a soup I'll probably not try, however. :D
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post #5 of 11
Hi piernik...welcome to the forum :)

Growing up in a Polish/Italian household, I'm familiar with some of the dishes. I was actually just getting ready to head to my favorite Polish grocery store. They've got a nice selection of deli meats, great sausages, wonderful cuts of pork, beef, veal (and veal bones) and (in season) real vegetables that are left on the shelves when ripe (most grocery stores by me pull the vegetables off the shelf as soon as they show any hint of softness).

Hope you enjoy your stay...and thanks for the pictures as well :)

post #6 of 11
Well, as you may be aware, there are several Poles living in Chicago :rolleyes: , so there are a lot of restaurants and markets.

We happen to live just a couple of blocks from the Bobak Sausage Company's very large suburban market/deli/restaurant. You cannot be hired at Bobak's unless you are fluent in Polish.

We've had to buy a copy of Polish Heritage Cookery by Robert & Maria Strybel (Hippocrene Books, New York, 2001), just so we could shop at Bobak's. Every item in the store is labeled in Polish, and most - but by no means all- are also labeled in English, so it helps to have some idea what is going on. It's been an adventure. :bounce:

travelling gourmand
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post #7 of 11

hi, fun shall it be to be a chef


I love your thread,

I work with some of the bigger shipping lines, and since the Berlin wall fell, the East is finally open to the West.

Finally we are free as Chefs as Careme and Escoffier could travel the world to St - Petersburg or London in their time.

But the problem still stands, that the East is hired for a job like a cargoship cleaner and the Filipino Chef which is hired the same way on that ship as a cook, has no idea what to cook for the man from the Northern East part of Europe.

Well i love your input here, sothat Chefs arrround the world can learn about humble food again. Food that make a family of Chefs happy and can learn from! Because Chefs today work more withe the burden of financial food cost stress as they dont have the backbone to speak up to the owners first and no idea in how may ways a potato or carrot can be prepared.

As they forgot to read the foreword of the book of Chef Escoffier, what he had to say about stocks and sauces first.

post #8 of 11
Welcome piernik.

If you happen to have any recipes for potato croquettes, I'd love to see them shared in the recipe forum!
post #9 of 11

German but loves Polish food

Piernik...I would love to learn from you. I worked for a Polish chef, last name, Wosniack, he was a sailor then became a chef. He had a difficult time with American tastes, but when he made a meal for the staff it was great! I know our cultures are maybe similar in some respects, but I would like to know very specific Polish recipes. Right now, I hoist a bier to you!
post #10 of 11
I am part polish(my grandfather's heritage) and I love polish food!
I don't know if the spelling is correct on these:
kluski- noodles/dumpling
kapusta- smoked kielbasa with caramalized onions, sauerkraut and slow cooked in beer!!!!!!!
gvumpki- stuffed cabbage in tomato sauce
dill pickle soup- awesome!!!!!!!
kiszyki- blood sausage
piergi-stuffed dumplig, boiled, then pan fried in butter, served with sour cream and cream with scallions. Classically stuffed with farmer's cheese and onion.

Just to name a few!
post #11 of 11

BoBak's, in Burr Ridge, is exactly where I was headed. Great place to buy beef, veal, pork, lamb and bones :)

Your lucky that you don't have to drive in the I-55 traffic.

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