Popular Polish dishes include pierogi, a type of dumpling, golabki, stuffed cabbage rolls, bigos, a meat and cabbage stew, and kotlet schabowy, a breaded cutlet. Polish cuisine also features such popular deserts and pastries as paczki, a type of donut, and makowiec, a poppy seed cake.
Polish cuisine is heavily based in meats, such as pork, chicken and beef, as well as winter vegetables, such as beetroot, cabbage, cucumbers and mushrooms. Herbs such as dill, parsley and marjoram are often used. Polish cuisine is similar to that of other Slavik countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, but is also strongly influenced by Central Europe.