Move over, spaghetti bolognese, pierogi is about to kick your ass. Well, maybe. Europe is falling more and more in love with Polish food, according to a quality Polish daily, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Last year Poland exported 13.3 bn euro worth of food. That’s a lot of kabanos. But Europe – and Germany in particular – wants more. In the first quarter of this year the number of food items with a “Made in Poland” sticker sold to other European countries rose by about 6.5% compared to the same period last year.
Polish food might be yummy, but it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. Not sure what it says about the changing eating habits of our European neighbours
But Poland itself loves its meats too. Oh, very much so. Euromonitor International has just published a 900-page report called “Who Eats What”. Poles are in the top 20 most carnivorous nations in the world. An average of 74kg of meat is sold per head yearly in Poland, which makes Poland the 12th most meat-friendly (if that’s the right expression) country in the world.
Although we still have a long way to go before we catch up with Argentina, where, according to the same report, almost 116 kg of meat is sold per person every year. *burp*
And what’s your favourite Polish food?