Polish Delight A Tangy Summer Feast From the Old Country

Three delicate dishes from the Polish kitchen of Reb Shmil Holland, especially fitting for the hottest time of the year.

At home they never told us there was summer in Poland. There was winter, and fall, and rarely there was spring. For Grandma, Israel’s hot, humid summer served only as a synonym for hell, and from her stories, one might think there were only eight months in the Polish year and that the role of food was to warm the body and thicken it for times of deprivation.