From Poland, With Love, On Pączki Day

A sweet treat before a season of deprivation

By Katherine Plumhoff

Growing up going to Catholic school in metro Detroit, I thought everybody celebrated Fat Tuesday with pączki. 

The Polish treats (pronounced poonch-key) were always there on the last day before Lent. Before giving up things that we loved—Tamagotchis, chocolate, using swear words in front of younger siblings—for …

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