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Polish Cabbage Rolls

Polish Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian diets are catching on in Poland! A new opinion poll suggests that more Poles, particularly women, are giving up eating meat and becoming vegetarian. The poll by the Homo Homini Institute found that 3.2 percent of Poles, traditionally big meat eaters, describe themselves as vegetarians. The pollsters found that 1.6 percent do not eat meat while another 1.6 percent are vegans. The growth in turning away from pork chops and chicken shows “an ever-greater empathy for animals among Poles, and increasing awareness of the importance of healthy eating,” said nutritionist Małgorzata Chylewska.


About Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or


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