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Pączki Day In Texas

Pączki Day In TexasEvery year, the Polish Food Store in Houston celebrates Pączki Day both on Tłusty Czwartek, the traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and again on Fat Tuesday by cooking up hundreds of pączki. Fat Tuesday gets its name from the Catholic practice of using up fats and other rich foods before Lent, the period of fasting and penitence before Easter.

Tlusty Czwartek In Houston Texas

Tlusty Czwartek In Houston TexasRepublished from February 12, 2010.

Employees of The Polish Food Store in Houston worked all night Wednesday making hundreds of delicious pączki to celebrate Tłusty Czwartek or Fat Thursday which is a traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent. It is somewhat similar to the French festival of Mardi Gras which is celebrated on Fat Tuesday.

Baba Kartoflana, Kartoflak, or Polish Potatoe Casserole

Baba Kartoflana, Kartoflak, or Polish Potatoe Casserole

Baba Kartoflana (pronounced Bah-Bah Kart-oh-FLAH-nah) is a great comfort food that is simple to make and perfect for any time of the day, especially during these long cold winter days.  It is a dish I grew up with, although we just called it Kartoflak (pronounced Kart-oh-FLahk).  But I guess the American name for it would be Polish Potatoe Casserole, or Polish Potatoe Pie.

Pierogi Palooza – A Polish Pierogi Primer DVD

Pierogi Palooza - A Polish Pierogi Primer available from Bremond Historical SocietyAt Polski Dzien 2010, the Bremond Historical Society released a new DVD called Pierogi Palooza – A Polish Pierogi Primer. The 51 minute video features Doris Bulgawich Rekieta and Frances Szymanski Robertson, two well known ladies from Bremond who have been making pierogi for many years. There are three sections to the video, the first two have Doris and Francis each showing the viewer in detail how they make pierogi. The third section is a video of St. Mary’s Altar Society making over 1000 pierogi for Polski Dzien 2006.

Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage) Recipe

In Poland they are called ‘Golabki’ – what stands for little pigeons. Similar dish, whose name has the same meaning, is typical also for Lithuanian, Russian, Czech, Slovak or Belorussian cuisine. Apart from this, in some countries people stuff grape leaves with various fillings. The recipe for stuffed (or rolled as some call it) cabbage presented here is one of the version used in numerous Polish households. You can also get to know how to change ingredients so that the dish would suit the vegetarians or could be served for Christmas Eve dinner.

Polish Food At the Texas Renaissance Festival

Polonia Restaurant's Polish Food Shop At The Texas Renaissance FestivalThe Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville or the Ren Fest as it is called by the regulars, is one of the most popular fall destinations for fun loving Texans. Because eating good food is an important part of any festival, the Ren Fest has hundreds of food vendors to satisfy the taste buds of just about anyone. Every type of food imaginable resides in the brightly painted shops that line the sidewalks and as you make your way to the back of the festival grounds, you will see a colorful shop that displays a prominent Polish flag along with the Polish Eagle.

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