Polish Buttermilk Drink with Chives

by0| PUBLISHED May 7, 2007 4:00 AM
Polish Buttermilk Drink with Chives
Saveur. Saveur

(Kwasne Mleko Ze Szczypiorkiem)
André Baranowski, a regular SAVEUR photographer who grew up in western Poland, used to consume this beverage as prepared by his mother, Alicja, in the 1960s. "It was always cold and refreshing," he says, "with chives straight from our garden."

Yield: serves 1


  • 1 cup chilled buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. roughly chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small glass, stir together buttermilk, chives that have been smashed lightly with the edge of a knife, and salt and pepper to taste.