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Barbara Rolek

Polish-American Pizza for Super Bowl?

By February 1, 2012

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Pizza Staropolska
Pizza Staropolska
© Pizzeria Staropolska
Italian-style pizza in Poland, I can see, but Polish-style pizza in America? It exists. I kid you not. And, as you might imagine, all the stereotypical suspects are represented -- smoked or fresh Polish sausage, sauerkraut, caramelized onion, mushrooms. The sauce is often béchamel instead of tomato.

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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February 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm
(1) Fred says:

Wow I’ve never heard of such a thing! I could imagine the keilbasa pizza being quite tasty – just use ryebread crust and mustard vice marinara! Sure to be a hit at Polish church bazaars :)

February 14, 2010 at 12:21 am
(2) Matt says:

I am doing a project for school and im making your hungarian cream puffs. What makes this dessert hungarian and do they make them for a certain celebration?? I have researched everywhere for this information but cant find it.

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