1. Traditional foods you never learned to cook.
You regret thinking that cooking traditional Polish dishes was too elaborate and time-consuming. Now, you find yourself daydreaming of biting into pierogi’s thick homemade pasta and tasting the sauerkraut and wild mushrooms filling. You imagine yourself cutting the crunchy boiled cabbage on gołąbki with a fork, rice and meat insides spilling onto tomato sauce. You would kill for a slice of royal sernik, cheesecake that’s dense and delicate at the same time. Sure, you can buy some of these ready-made at a Polish shop, but they’re nowhere near as good as your mum’s.