Hello, my name is Alinka and I’m originally from Poland. I moved to England five years ago. I enjoy cooking, and often cook traditional Polish dishes. My boyfriend (who is English) loves them! So, if you’d like to try to cook something new and yummy, I’m sure you’ll find something in my blog. All recipes are developed by me, from basic, traditional Polish recipes, or taken from my family and have long traditions. They all cooked and tasted, and recommended.

Polish cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as German, Italian, French, Jewish and Turkish culinary influences. The specialties of Polish cuisine are various kind of noodles, the most notable of which are pierogi (dumplings), kluski (noodles) and kasza (barley). It uses a whole range of forest products, including wild mushrooms, berries and spices. It is rich in meat, especially pork, beef, veal and chickens, as well as river fish. The dairy products are usually sour, such as sour cream, sour milk or cottage cheese. Most lunches and dinners are served with a soup as a starter, so the Polish kitchen developed a wide range of soups, usually vegetable based. The most popular vegetables and fruit are beetroots, cucumbers, cabbages, apples, cherries and berries. The most common spices are garlic, horseradish, dill and juniper. Polish cuisine has a whole variety of delicious cakes and pastries, and offers various vodka-based drinks.

You can get all the necessary Polish ingredients very easily in Polish shops, numerous in the UK. In my blog, I will be showing ingredients and methods to prepare some of my favourite Polish dishes. I will also explaining some ingredients and recommending (non-commercially) some products.

If you have any questions or just would like to share your opinion, please don’t hesitate to contact me or to leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you enjoy!