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Cooking a Polish meal

By William Skidelsky   March 2012

Polish delis full of mysteriously labelled tins are becoming common

If a league table of world cuisines existed, Poland, it’s safe to say, wouldn’t be near the top. Currently riding high, I suspect, would be Denmark, home to the “world’s best restaurant,” Noma. Spain would be up there too. France, these days, would be mid-table, long ago eclipsed by Italy. China, Korea and Mexico would be rising fast. Poland, meanwhile, would be somewhere near the bottom, battling it out with the likes of Cuba, Ireland and the Philippines.

Yet despite this, Polish food in Britain is, in a way, flourishing.…

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