Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A recipe for making fire vodka or Polish Krupnik, a honey and herbs infused liqueur.
Salt-pickled mushrooms: These are wild saffron milk caps, pickled without vinegar in the traditional Eastern European method.
Meet kabanosy. It is a Polish delight, a smoked, air-dried salami flavored with caraway, garlic, nutmeg and pepper. It's the world's greatest Slim Jim!
A Polish tradition at every holiday table.
One meal to Ruhl(man) them all. My final Charcutepalooza challenge was a Polish-inspired meal of bigos (hunter's stew) and pierogies filled with duck confit, mashed potatoes, and caramelized onions.