13 Reasons You Should Never Eat in Poland - Spanish Sabores

13 Reasons You Should Never Eat in Poland

Polish food 101

My 2013 trip to Poland was intense and emotional. I never expected to fall so in love with the country. Thinking about it now I get little heart flutters– it was that special. Over a two week period I met family that we had never even known existed, and accepted their kindness and love as if we had grown up together. I was also able to share this very special time with my mother, something neither of us will ever forget.

I always planned to write about our trip in detail, but a year and a half later I’ve barely started. I still have so much to tell, but I guess I’m afraid it won’t come out the right way– afraid it won’t do justice to the amazing people and places we discovered.

Inspired by the latest article about Poland on Buzzfeed, I’ve compiled my own list– 27 reasons you should never eat in Poland. It’s a start to sharing some of the magic with the world!

1. Some people say Polish food is too heavy and filled with potatoes.

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Polish mashed potatoes with dill.

2. Potatoes sneak in everywhere– like in these terrible pierogi stuffed with potatoes and chives (the horror!)

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Delicious potato and chive pierogi

3. Others have it out for the breakfasts– how could you eat all of that in the morning?

Polish breakfast
A typical Polish breakfast spread
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Creamy deviled eggs with caviar for breakfast? Sure!

4. And the fresh squeezed juice in the Polish cafés has too much pulp!

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Freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice

5. Vegetables are covered in buttery breadcrumbs, what an atrocity…

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Baked cauliflower

6. And there’s simply too much pork

Polish pork
Exhibit A
Polish meat
Exhibit B
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Exhibit C

7. And far too much cabbage

Polish coleslaw
Polish coleslaw
Polish cabbage salad
Polish cabbage salad

8. And sometimes the two combine!

polish golabki
Polish golabki
polish golabki
Pork + Cabbage = Love

9. And the worst thing of all? Everyone knows how to cook! And they cook everything from scratch!

Homemade soup
Homemade soup

10. Cream puffs

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Homemade Polish cream puffs

11. Cheesecake

Homemade Polish cheesecake
Homemade Polish cheesecake

12. Chicken soup

Polish chicken soup
Polish chicken soup

13. Even crepes damn it!

Polish nalesniki
Polish nalesniki

So really, do yourself a favor, stay clear of Poland as a culinary destination (you’ve been warned!).

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I was so proud to visit my family's ancestral homeland of Poland recently. And of course, as a foodie, my favorite part was devouring the traditional, authentic Polish recipes straight from the source! Here were a few of my favorite bites, from appetizers to dinner to dessert.

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