© Pizzeria Staropolska
My friend Alicja in Kraków says she has never seen a pizza made with cabbage or sauerkraut anywhere in Poland. But she and her friends are getting a kick out of the name of a new chain of Polish pizzerias -- Pizzeria Staropolska, which translates as "Old Polish-Style Pizzeria." In Old Poland, historically considered to be from the Middle Ages through the 19th century, pizza was virtually unknown.
The chain serves Italian-style pizza, plus specialties including a gypsy pizza with ham, Greek-style with feta cheese, Hawaiian-style with pineapple. The Pizza Staropolska is made with Swiss cheese, bacon, kielbasa, onion, garlic, and tomato sauce.
Well, as with taco polaco, leave it to Americans to take a creative, and tasty, license with traditional recipes! Try making your own version of Polish-American pizza and let me know what you come up with!
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