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Barbara Swiech

Barbara SwiechBarbara was born and is currently living in Poland. She is passionate about differences between cultures, customs and traditions as well as getting to know them from the locals when visiting a given country. Working in a tourism field, Barbara has learned to be aware of her own country´s cultural heritage and to be able to convey this passion to others. Having been brought up in a traditional Polish family this knowledge comes to her naturally.

Barbara is the BellaOnline Polish Culture Editor. She writes and publishes many articles about the history and culture of Poland. Please visit her Polish Culture Site and her Polish Culture Forum.

Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage) Recipe

In Poland they are called ‘Golabki’ – what stands for little pigeons. Similar dish, whose name has the same meaning, is typical also for Lithuanian, Russian, Czech, Slovak or Belorussian cuisine. Apart from this, in some countries people stuff grape leaves with various fillings. The recipe for stuffed (or rolled as some call it) cabbage presented here is one of the version used in numerous Polish households. You can also get to know how to change ingredients so that the dish would suit the vegetarians or could be served for Christmas Eve dinner.

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Potato Pancakes Recipe

Many people say that Polish cuisine is full of dishes made either from potatoes or flour. And it seems to be true – the Poles love dumplings, potato soup, borscht with potatoes and even very popular, traditional Sunday main meal consists of pork chop and mashed potatoes. But there are also many simple meals that one can make quickly and easy… one of them are potato pancakes.

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