I chose Poland as our first choice since we're trying hard to learn about this country we currently call home.
|Bigos photo courtesy of www.justfoodnow.com|
On the menu tonight: Bigos, rotisserie chicken, broccoli and sliced bread with cookies for dessert.
Music: Chopin. Thanks to the Pawlak family for their suggestion. They were right, Chopin is the sound of Poland.
Bigos, translated as stew or hunter's stew (also as confusion, big mess, & trouble), is hailed as the national dish of Poland. I see it on nearly every menu and all supermarkets. A local salad restaurant even deviates from their veggie menu with a hearty offering of bigos & bread. Full of sauerkraut, onions, mushrooms, and different kinds of meat, this 'stew' is cooked for hours and typically served with potatoes and bread.
The verdict on Polish Cuisine & Culture?
Bob: Impressed. Gave Mom the night off bed/bath/dishes duty.
Laura: Loved it! Our next dog will be named Bigos.
Jack: Only wanted the chicken. Absolutely no bigos.
Vic: No comment; he chose to sit under the table.
Bailey: Too busy wolfing down chicken and broccoli to comment.