Polish cuisine is nothing special as its mostly pretty bland(as food from northern and eastern europe tends to be).
Personally speaking I thoroughly enjoyed Polish food when I was there. I would actually prefer the cuisine of northern and eastern Europe than that of southern. I really like Swedish food too.
To the point of the thread now:
When Poles started arriving in Ireland in the last 90's it was initially quite exciting because I believed they, along with other immigrants, would give a bit more colour to the place and make things more interesting. I suppose it was a novelty, as there were not very many immigrants in Ireland previously.
However, my initial enthusiasm gradually waned. The Poles who came to Ireland stuck to their own, were generally very conservative, self-serving, closed, grumpy and even sometimes criminal. They gave themselves a bad name and turned many people off.
Even I was rather turned off. This felt unusual for me because I'm a Europhile and pro-multicultural, multilingual left-winger.
Then recently I regained some interest in Poland after going there on a holiday. Even though some people there were incredibly unfriendly
, I still came home with a desire to get to know more about Poland and learn some Polish language for fun.