Recipes

A culture’s traditional foods often reveal many things about it: the climate and soil conditions in which it grew, the variety of ingredients and nutrients its early members had at hand, and the cultural influences it came into contact with. Traditional foods are often considered both beloved and essential parts of belonging to a culture. Below, you’ll find bilingual recipes presented with histories and descriptions of the food’s current place in the modern culture that consumes them.

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Many of these foods may have various regional or national names and/or variations. We have tried to reflect that in the articles as well.

Pączki domowe: Polish Fat Thursday Donuts

“Pączki domowe” (pronounced pOHNch-kee, the singular form being pączek) are pastries similar to donuts. They are considered traditionally Polish, although they are enjoyed across Europe, in many places in North America, and beyond. They are deep-fried and filled with confiture or other sweet and/or creamy fillings, and are usually topped with a sweet icing, glaze, […]

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