What communism did to Polish food

The 40 years of communism Poland endured battered its food. Communism did to the national cuisine what it did to so much else and reduced it to the lowest common denominator: uniform and bland stodge characterised by poor ingredients, low standards and low expectations.

via Poland: What communism did to Polish food | The Economist.

The “Eastern Approaches” blog writes about Polish food today, and the coming revival of Polish cuisine. I haven’t been living in Poland for the last 5 years, so I can’t confirm whether it’s true that the “generation of younger Poles is breathing new life into Polish food”, but I can confirm its blandness, and I’m sorry to say that there’s so much I miss about Poland, but Polish food isn’t one of those things.

Published by Piotr Kaźmierczak

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