Some cooking spices in Polish Zgubiony Edited by: Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 02:32pm / #1For those of you looking to attempt translating a Polish recipe, these may help:allspice: ziela angielskieanise: anyżek. -anyżkubasil: bazylia. -bazyliibay leaves: liście laurowecamomile: rumianek. -rumiankucarraway seed: kminek. -kminkuchervil: trybulka. -trybulkichicory: cykoria. -cyrkoriichives: szczypiorek. -szczypiorkucinnamon cynamon. -cynamonucloves: goździkicoriander: kolendra. -kolendrycumin: kmin. -kminudill: koperek. koperkufennel: koper. -koprufenugreek: kozieradka. -kozieradkigarlic: czosnekginger imbir. -imbiruherb tea: herbata z ziółekherb: ziele, zioło, ziółkohorseradish: chrzanjasmine jaśmin. -jaśminumint: mięta. -miętymustard: musztarda. -musztardynutmeg: gałka muszkatołowepaprika: paprika. -paprikiparsley: pietruszekpepper: pierprz. -pieprzusaffron: szafran. -szafranusage: szałwia. -szałwisalt: sólsavory cząber. -cząbruspice: przyprawatarragon: draganek. -dragankuplk123 Edited by: plk123 Sep 19, 2007, 02:43pm / #2Quoting: Zgubiony mint: miąta. -miąty mieta, man i don't have the polish keyboard turned on this comp.. but the "e" has the candy cane under it.Quoting: Zgubiony parsley: * pietruszek * pietruszkaosiol Edited by: osiol Sep 19, 2007, 03:11pm / #3I imagine only a few of these are really used in traditional Polish cooking.I always think of caraway as a very central-eastern European spice.I like the way many languages call Allspice things that translate as 'English Spice'.It originates from the Caribbean.Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 03:19pm / #4Actually, a lot of them are used in PL recipes.osiol Sep 19, 2007, 03:27pm / #5I was thinking of fenugreek, cumin, coriander, allspice.But then, on closer inspection, there is a definite European look to many of these.Even so, English food often uses exotic spices.It is just a shame that English food lost so much after the two world wars.Rationing and the age of austerity destroyed much English cuisine.That is why it was opened up so easily to Italian and Indian dishes.At least the cosmopolitan nature of our food encourages the foodies amongst us to try other stuff, such as Polish.I am ignoring here the majority of British people who eat s***e.osiol Edited by: osiol Sep 19, 2007, 03:36pm / #6What about Juniper berries?These must be used in Polish food.Great with venison.Jałowiec?Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 03:40pm / #7Sure...sometimesQuoting: osiol coriander Pickles :)Quoting: osiol cumin parzybroda/ Cabbage soupQuoting: osiol fenugreek I've seen this added to CzarninaI guess it all depends on what flavors the chef likes to add :)I love all of the possibilities with PL cuisine.osiol Sep 19, 2007, 03:44pm / #8That is fantastic news.I have many herbs and spices in my cupboard that only get used in one recipe each.I've not really had much of a go at cooking any Polish recipes.I'd like to see something like recipe of the week/month on the forum,Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 03:45pm / #9That would be nice...or at lease we can compile the existing and put them in a sticky.osiol Sep 19, 2007, 03:51pm / #10Quoting: Zgubiony compile the existing and put them in a sticky Great idea. Especially for food that is actually sticky!plk123 Sep 19, 2007, 04:36pm / #11Quoting: Zgubiony Quoting: osiolcoriander Pickles :) ARE YOU SURE? DILL, YES BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN CORRIANDER IN THE PICKLES BEFORE.. HMM.cabbage soup = kapusniak?Zgubiony Edited by: Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 04:46pm / #12Quoting: plk123 cabbage soup = kapusniak? No the soup I'm talking about is parzybroda :) (zupa z kapusty, przeważnie włoskiej)Quoting: Zgubiony ARE YOU SURE? DILL, YES BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN CORRIANDER IN THE PICKLES BEFORE.. HMM. As I've stated before, It all depends on the chef's taste. ARE YOU HERE TO ARGUE WITH ME OR STH?PolskaDoll Edited by: PolskaDoll Sep 19, 2007, 04:55pm / #13Quoting: osiol I'd like to see something like recipe of the week/month on the forum, Not a bad idea. I cook from scratch roughly once in a blue moon but I would like to start cooking Polish foods (rather than have others cook it for me).Quoting: Zgubiony or at lease we can compile the existing and put them in a sticky. Not a bad idea. This is a good topic Z. Helpful.plk123 Sep 19, 2007, 05:14pm / #14Quoting: Zgubiony ARE YOU HERE TO ARGUE WITH ME OR STH? nope, just conversing. never heard of either of those two instances but that means i actually learned something today. cool. :Dosiol Sep 19, 2007, 05:56pm / #15Quoting: PolskaDoll I cook from scratch Almost every evening.When I don't, it's leftovers.I have a need for recipes.PolskaDoll Sep 19, 2007, 06:00pm / #16Quoting: osiol Almost every evening. Sadly, I don't have the time. Even when I'm at home, blethering here, I'm usually working on something in another window...So this is why I would appreciate the recipes so that on my days off/holidays, I can get down and cook something from scratch.osiol Sep 19, 2007, 06:05pm / #17It takes up a lot of my time and keeps me out of mischief!When I say I want recipes, I always Osiolise everything,so give me an Italian recipe, it will end up tasting unmistakably (to me) like something of my own.Some of the things I ate in Poland but never learnt the names for would be good.Zgubiony Sep 19, 2007, 06:10pm / #18Quoting: plk123 nope, just conversing. I was just yelling back ;)parzybroda is Cabbage soup with milk. Quoting: osiol Some of the things I ate in Poland but never learnt the names for would be good. If you can describe them, we may have the recipe or get it for you.osiol Sep 19, 2007, 06:16pm / #19At the moment, there was a sort of savoury pancake thing I can think of that was very good.There was a green soup served with a big pile of slightly crispy mashed potato is the middle of the table,and this, I think:Quoting: Zgubiony parzybroda is Cabbage soup with milk There was more that I can't specifically remember.I just remember that I didn't taste anything I didn't enjoy.PolskaDoll Edited by: PolskaDoll Sep 19, 2007, 07:03pm / #20Recently I had something that was like minced beef (maybe another meat though) with mushrooms, saurkraut and maybe other stuff, wrapped in something pancake-like...any idea's what that was?plk123 Sep 20, 2007, 09:58am / #21Quoting: PolskaDoll Recently I had something that was like minced beef (maybe another meat though) with mushrooms, saurkraut and maybe other stuff, wrapped in something pancake-like...any idea's what that was? pierogi? uszka?PolskaDoll Sep 20, 2007, 12:43pm / #22Quoting: plk123 pierogi? uszka? Not pierogi, maybe the other though. They were gorgeous though :) mmmmplk123 Sep 20, 2007, 12:52pm / #23uszka are little peirogis, normally served with red borschtPolskaDoll Edited by: PolskaDoll Sep 20, 2007, 12:57pm / #24Then I don't think it was them either. Every time I desribe them I get an answer that sounds like kroquety (?)Wroclaw Edited by: Wroclaw Sep 20, 2007, 01:40pm / #25Quoting: PolskaDoll Every time I desribe them I get an answer that sounds like kroquety (?) krokiety....this is the pancake thingy.crok et eeplk123 Sep 20, 2007, 01:45pm / #26hmmm.. have heard the name but i sure can't picture what they look like.Zgubiony Sep 20, 2007, 01:51pm / #27Looks like this: Wroclaw Sep 20, 2007, 02:04pm / #28It might also look like a 'spring roll'plk123 Sep 20, 2007, 03:15pm / #29Quoting: Zgubiony Looks like this: CALZONE LIKE, EH? COOL, I DON'T KNOW IF I'VE EVER HAD THEM BUT THEY DO LOOK DELISH. :)osiol Sep 20, 2007, 03:27pm / #30Quoting: Wroclaw krokiety Crock yeti - a blend of crocodile and yeti - I'm just off to find a yeti.It looks like that's what I was thinking of (the actual food product, not the product of my bizarre imagination).