My recipe column about Żurek, some recommendations for Polish cookbooks, and what to look out for in your local Eastern European shop.
Fascinating post, thanks Nic!
I just want to run off to my neighbourhood Polish supermarket Nic after reading this. You always put so much thought and research into your pieces, and from a fascinating perspective. I particularly value the large bunches of herbs at my local one - where else can you find such bountiful bunches of dill? And the vats of yoghurt...
This sounds marvellous! I have not tried Polish food and live about 30 min from Under the Eagle,so will try v soon - our anniversary is coming up 😃. As we not familiar with Polish food, what do suggest we try to start? Pierogi sound very tempting! Then on to Europa...
That sour rye soup sounds so good, I need to try it. Seems likely anyone with a sourdough starter (rye or wheat) should be able to make the zakwas from scratch in less than a day. I'll try it out and share a formula if it works!
Thank you so much for this inspiring piece. I have long lived near a Polish deli and today you tempted me to rush right there and explore. I’ve come away with ptasie mleczko amongst other treats.
I was intrigued by giant jars of fruit honey. I wonder if you know of these?