Bigos

Bigos
A plate of bigos
A plate of bigos
Type Stew
Course Hot starter or main dish
Place of origin Poland
Associated national cuisine Belarusian, Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Various meats, sauerkraut, cabbage

Bigos (Polish pronunciation:  [ˈbʲiɡɔs]; Belarusian: бігас, [1] bigas, or бігус, [2] bigus), often translated into English as hunter's stew, is a Polish dish of finely chopped meat of various kinds stewed with sauerkraut and shredded fresh cabbage. The dish is also traditional for Belarusian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian cuisine. [3] [4]

Etymology

The Polish word bigos is probably of German origin, but its exact etymology is disputed. According to the Polish loanword dictionary edited by Elżbieta Sobol, it may derive from German begossen, meaning "doused" or "basted". [5] Jerzy Bralczyk similarly derives the word from archaic German Beiguss, "sauce". [6] Aleksander Brückner has proposed German Bleiguss, "piece of lead", [7] as a possible source, referring to a tradition of divining from strangely shaped flakes of molten lead dropped into water. Maria Dembińska rejects this etymology as "doubtless erroneous", suggesting instead either archaic German becken, "to chop", or old German bîbôz (Beifuss in modern German), meaning "mugwort" ( Artemisia vulgaris), a herb that was popular in medieval cuisine. [8] Andrzej Bańkowski also points to Italian bigutta, or "pot for cooking soup", as a possible derivation via German. [9]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Bigos
العربية: بيغوس
беларуская: Бігас
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Бігас
català: Bigos
čeština: Bigos
Deutsch: Bigos
español: Bigos
Esperanto: Bigoso
français: Bigos
Frysk: Bigos
한국어: 비고스
hrvatski: Bigos
italiano: Bigos
עברית: ביגוס
қазақша: Бигос
magyar: Bigos
Nederlands: Bigos
日本語: ビゴス
polski: Bigos
português: Bigos
română: Bigos
русский: Бигос
Simple English: Bigos
српски / srpski: Бигос
suomi: Bigos
svenska: Bigos
ไทย: บีกอส
українська: Бігос
žemaitėška: Bigosos
中文: 比哥斯