Take a glance at the historical influences of Polish cuisine, largely based upon not only the food at hand, but also by the neighboring countries and the introduction of Christianity and the times of feasting and fasting. The abundance of salt provided methods of food preservation as well as a valuable addition in cooking, along with local herbs and spices. Plenty of descriptions available of traditional foods, as well as recipes and books to explore detailing not only Polish cooking, but Polish culture and history.