Going home to Toronto is a mixed bag of tangibly different and always the same. It never ceases to amaze me how the Polish neighborhood I grew up in has become a hot spot for young yuppie families.
Within an hour of being back I was speaking Polish (another thing that never ceases to amaze me that I can jump right into it) and ordering authentic Polish food from a restaurant that is one of very few that has been around since before my time.
Cafe Polonez has changed outwardly having undergone extensive renovations yet the food is the same taste that I call 'home'.
|My mother and I both ordered the pickle soup- hands down my favorite Polish soup|
|This is my dish- I ordered cabbage rolls and it came with a beet horseradish salad, sauerkraut and coleslaw|
|My aunt ordered the chicken cutlet- which is actually my favorite dish at Polonez|
She also ordered a tasty compote- a Polish style fruit juice
|The classic potato pierogi and roasted chicken my cousin S ordered with sauteed onions & sour cream in the little cups|
If you are interested in making your own Polish food I have posted easy how to's of my grandmothers recipes for cabbage rolls and pierogi
What foods reminds you of 'home'?