When visiting Krakow, Poland, you must do a few things: experience the beauty of downtown Krakow, go on a day trip to visit Auschwitz, and, of course, try some Polish bigos.
Bigos, or "Hunter's Stew" in English, is a traditional Polish dish that has been a favorite in families for as long as anyone can remember. With roots as far back as the 18th century, it is hard to believe that bigos is still around with great popularity today. Even still, it is often brought as a dish to special occasions- especially during the winter months.
It is a simple recipe meant to be hearty and filling. It is the perfect dinner to warm you up on a cold day, and it doesn't require a ton of pre-planning! Throw some ingredients in a pot and call it a day! Best of all, Bigos is incredibly versatile. If you're missing an ingredient, you can substitute something else. As long as you have the three main parts of the recipe: meat, sauerkraut (cabbage), and spices, you should be good to go!
One of my favourite ways to eat bigos is in a freshly-warmed bread bowl. I promise there is nothing better!
Last Updated 12 November 2022