Gołąbki, as that's how cabbage rolls are called in Poland, are perfect comfort food for early spring: the green of the cabbage invokes freshness we all so crave at this time of the year, and the earthy, steaming hot filling gives comfort, much sought after on still-chilly early spring days.
As long as there are people who care enough to commit a good few hours of their time to prepare foods that, apart from sustenance, are there to bring smiles on the faces of their loved ones, the life is worth living.
If you find yourself at the table with a family of mushroom pickers in Poland, with a bowl of wild mushroom pierogi in front of you, don’t freak out if you hear the “hope we’re not eating for the last time in our lives” joke. Mushroom picking is a national hobby here, after all!
It might not look awesome but believe me - tastes great! Bigos is one of the most traditional Polish dishes, sometimes even called the Polish national dish. There is no single recipe to make bigos, recipes vary from region to region and from family to family. Traditionally, it's supposed to be made over 4 days ...