It is pretty amazing that this comfort food has such a worldwide popularity! Growing up, I sincerely thought there was only one stuffed cabbage; my grandma Julia Nagy's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage. Truly! Of course, as a child, I got to taste my other grandma's stuffed cabbage recipe. She was of Polish and Ukrainian descent.
It was Easter and the family were visiting those grandparents. First, we were served cold beet soup. Folks, don't you know that kids have zero appreciation for cold beet soup? Next, came along the stuffed cabbage. Hey, what the heck is buckwheat doing in the stuffed cabbage rolls? You catch what I am saying? Kids don't like buckwheat in the stuffed cabbage.
Later in life, I got to try Polish Stuffed Cabbage rolls locally at an authentic Polish restaurant in St. Augustine. While the filling in those rolls was pretty tasty, I didn't enjoy the tomato soup like liquid nor the large shape of the rolls.
So, we have come to our analytical and slightly scientific poll. It's the poll for determining your favorite Stuffed Cabbage worldwide. We asked the question, "Which recipe for Stuffed Cabbage is your favorite?" We included 17 poll options for stuffed cabbage recipes worldwide.
Golubtsy - Russia, Golabki (little pigeons) - Poland, Halubcy - Belarus, Holishkes - Ashkenazi Jewish, Holubki - Czech Republic and Slovakia, Holubtsi - Ukraine, Kaldolmar - Sweden, Kaalikaaryle - Finland, Kohlroulade - Austria, Krautwickel - Germany, Lahana Dolmasi - Turkey, Malfoof - Jordan (Middle East), Rouru Kyabetsu - Japan, Sarma - The Balkans, Sarmale - Romania, Toltott Kaposzta - Hungary, and Vegetarian – Worldwide
What have the readers determined, by their votes, as the favorite Stuffed Cabbage recipe? Of some 1,270 poll votes cast, it's neck and neck with Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage [Toltott Kaposzta] at 26.2% and Polish Stuffed Cabbage [Golabki] at 25.2%. That's a tight contest! Third place isn't even in the competition.
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P.S. My original Squidoo page on Stuffed Cabbage was created on December 21, 2007 to pay tribute to the memory of my grandmother, Julia Nagy. I am eternally grateful that my grandma instilled in me an appreciation for my heritage and for authentic and traditional Hungarian and Slavic foods.