Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Paczki

The Paczki Express Bakery Bus Tour was Saturday. This morning, a band called the Polish Muslims will sing odes to paczki in a Hamtramck bar.By the end of today, Paczki Day, it will seem like everyone in southeastern Michigan will have eaten one, or four, of the saintly orbs. But paczki (pronounced POONCH-key) are no ordinary Polish pastries.
"I love them, probably too much," said Sue Everitt, 48, of Warren, after buying a dozen from New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck. "Hopefully my friends will eat them before I do." In Poland, Catholics made the doughnuts as they emptied their cupboards of lard, eggs and fruit before the start of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting before Easter.

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