Polish Food and Cookbooks

Polish Food

PGS-MN Members’ Polish Recipes

This link takes you to the PGS-MN homepage, where PGS-MN members have submitted Polish family recipes and stories about those recipes – we invite you to submit your own favorite family recipes.


Polish Your Kitchen
by Anna (last name is not listed on the website)
This is a great website with many recipes by a Polish woman who now lives in the U.S.

Flavor of Poland
This website has Polish recipes from different areas of Poland.
They also developed a PBS television travel program by the same name which includes recipes from the different areas of Poland that are highlighted.
– A short video summary each of the 13 episodes is on the website.  
– The first two episodes of the program can be found here. If you are a member of PBS, you can view all episodes through PBS Passport.

Article about the history of pierogies in Poland. 

Article about Polish peasant food.

Article about Polish American Cuisine in 1917.

Article about pierogies and recipe for making them.

Polish American Journal
Recipes from Robert Strybel, well-known Polish chef. When you open the link, click on the titles to open specific recipes.

The Polish Housewife
A blog about Polish food, including recipes, by Lois Britton.

Polish Foodies.com
Karolina Klesta presents a variety of Polish recipes.

PGS-MN Newsletter Articles

Newsletter Issuepagetitle/Author
Spring 201922Pierogi Must Be Polish
by Trina Goss Galauner
Spring 20226Polish Cooking – An Art Form
by Marie Przynski
Fall 20228Bigos: Polish Hunter’s Stew
by Judith Blanchard


While PGS-MN does not endorse specific Facebook sites, we know that members have found it valuable to connect with others on Facebook regarding genealogy resources. The following Facebook site has been identified by a PGS-MN member related to Polish Food:

  • Kuchina Polska Polish Recipes Share Group

Polish Cookbooks

Blanche Krbechek’s Favorite Polish Cookbooks
Listed in the PGS-MN Winter Newsletter 2004-2005

My Homemade Polish Recipes 
Anna Zaremba

Polish Heritage Cookery
Robert and Maria Strybel

Old Warsaw Cook Book

Old Polish Traditions in the Kitchen and at the Table
Maria Lemnis and Henryk Vitry

Food and Drink in Medieval Poland
Maria Dembinska

Other Polish Cookbooks 

Canadian Kashub Cookbook
Wilno Heritage Society, 2007

Favorite Soup Recipes from the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota and Friends
Charlene Kaletka Delaney, 2010

Treasured Polish Recipes for Americans
Marie Sokolowski and Irene Jasinski, 2013
(The original cookbook was published by the Polonic Club in 1948)

Polish Touches: Recipes and Traditions
Jacek Nowakowski and Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, 2011

Authentic Polish Cooking : 120 Mouthwatering Recipes, From Old-Country Staples to Exquisite Modern Cuisine
Marianna Dworak

Pierogi Love
Casey Barber, 2015

The Art of Polish Cooking
Alina Zeranska, 1968

Polish Classic Recipes
Laura and Peter Zeranski

Polish Cookery 
Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa, 1986

Polish Holiday Cookery
Robert Strybel

Favorite Polish Cookbooks
Website article about favorite Polish Cookbooks

PGS-MN Newsletter Articles

Newsletter Issuepagetitle/Author
Winter 202011How to Use Vintage Cookbooks in Your Genealogy Research
by Lisa Lisson