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Herbs and spices are used frequently in Polish cooking. Key dry ingredients to keep on hand include paprika, caraway, cloves, poppy seeds and bay leaves.
Bay leaves are one of the few herbs that don't lose their flavour when dried, rather the flavour is more intense. Can be bought as whole dried leaves or ground and is also popular as a fresh herb.