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  • noun A traditional Polish stew containing cabbage and meat

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  • noun a Polish stew of cabbage and meat


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From Polish bigos


  • In Polish, "bigos" means confusion, or a big mess.

    A Royal Ragout

  • Among the products will be Polish cured meats, sausages, read-made meals such as bigos

    Polish Market Online

  • In 1941, the Rubinsteins left Paris for Hollywood, where Nela made bigos for everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Charlie Chaplin.

    A Royal Ragout

  • Over the years—like Wladislaus's original hunters—I've made bigos using various meat and poultry combinations, often based on the contents of my freezer.

    A Royal Ragout

  • Mixed into the bigos and put underneath along with the potatoes, it lightened things up and provided the welcome crunch of something raw.

    A Royal Ragout

  • Recipes for the old-world dishes of her childhood all yield excellent results; but Nela tells us, "of all the dishes in this book, bigos is the one I recommend to you most enthusiastically."

    A Royal Ragout

  • They moved first to Moscow and then to Warsaw at the close of the war, bigos went with them all the way and it became Nela's piece de resistance.

    A Royal Ragout

  • It hit the spot on that wintry night, and I resolved to try making bigos myself.

    A Royal Ragout

  • When the bigos was gone, guests scraped their plates, proving once again, as Nela said, there is "nothing better than a big pot of savory bigos."

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  • Because it is similar to Alsace's legendary and sauerkrauty choucroute garnie, bigos is often referred to by French cooks as "choucroute a la polonaise" despite the Poles proclaiming their version superior in every way.

    A Royal Ragout


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  • The Polish eat more than just ham.

    They breakfast on pancakes and jam.

    They garnish with sea moss

    Their big bowls of bigos,

    But mostly their kitchens make spam.

    April 22, 2017