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Best cuisines in the world ranked by a famous travel guide: there are many surprises

A cuisine is a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually connected with a specific culture or geographic region. Regional food preparation customs, and ingredients are combined to create dishes unique to a region. Each…

International New Year’s Eve dishes to make the force be with you

It’s New Year’s Eve, people! During this time, we tend to hope that our wishes and dreams will come true and that everything will be better in the next year.…

Eating little hooves | Recipe for kopytka aka Polish potato dumplings

Kopytka (literally: little hooves) are a kind of potato dumplings in Polish, Lithuanian, and Belarussian cuisines. They resemble Italian gnocchi when it comes to taste and appearance, but they differ…

All about Ptasie Mleczko, sweet Polish pieces of heaven worth sinning for

Have you ever wanted to taste the clouds? In Poland, you may find a candy considered a worthy substitute. Ptasie mleczko is probably one of the most iconic creations from…

Going (nuts) for chestnuts: where to find them and how to make them at home

Christmas at last! It is a time of joy, togetherness, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Indeed, in the Mediterranean part of Europe, the not-so-chilly winter air fills smoke,…

Dried fruit compote as a Christmas drink | Recipe and popularity in different countries

Kompot (English: compote) is a non-alcoholic sweet beverage that may be served both hot or cold. It depends on the tradition and season. The fruits that are usually used for…

Have a holly JELLY Christmas: Polish dishes set in aspic

Aspic (Polish: galareta) is a savory meat jelly set in a mold or a dish that encases pieces of other ingredients, such as vegetables, eggs, fish, or different kinds of meat and…

At the crossroads of tradition and the Orient | Mulled wine as a Christmas beverage

Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine or hot wine, is an alcoholic drink usually made from red wine, along with various mulling spices. Sometimes raisins are added in order…

The origins and variations of fruitcake, a true Mr. Worldwide of Christmas desserts

Christmas desserts. Apart from presents, it is perchance the most awaited part of the whole dinner, especially when it comes to the little ones. And nothing says Christmas quite like…

Christmas Eve dinner at Polish foresters | Recipe for kulebiak with sauerkraut and wild mushrooms

Kulebiak (English: coulibiac, from Russian: кулебя́ка) is a type of Russian pirog usually stuffed with salmon or sturgeon, rice or buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, onions, and dill. The pie is baked in a pastry shell, usually using brioche or puff pastry.…