the largest percent of the population was from the nobility
You do of course realise that szlachta
is not translate to the English word nobility
This is also, among other factors, a huge contributor for the dominant patriotism among Poles and proud and freedom loving mentality
Something to back up this rather wild and unhealthy assertion would be interesting to read.
''I am the Count. My land ranges from the trees 150 m over there to the river 50 m yonder, this is my wife the Countess and our dog.... Duke"
Some Polish aristocratic families
Don't confuse they magnat with the common or garden szlachty.
Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European  and Eastern European traditions
Largely Eastern. It is a variant of Russian cuisine, as established earlier in the thread.
DNA means nothing. You know, if someone's eating pierogi, drinking barszcz and has a glass of vodka and an Easter cake on the table and say they have a Scottish haplotype in their genome, people will still look at the table.