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Joker 2 | 1,932
11 Aug 2021 #211
You just don't find this in Chicago.

How would you know???

commercialized ones in the big city.

I dont know of any "commercialized" Polish restaurants, they are all family owned around here. Its obvious you haven't been to Chicago and just talking BS as usual.

Poles that live in the Chicago that come here as tourist

Its little Posens only income for the year so they better have good food! LOL
johnny reb 31 | 5,705
11 Aug 2021 #212
How would you know???

I've been to Chicago and was not impressed by some of the over priced voluum Polish restaurants.
Because they are family owned doesn't make the food superior. lol

Posens only income for the year so they better have good food!

You have never been here have you ?
You are jealous to think I am surrounded by much more Polish influence and culture than you could begin to think of living there in the jungle of suburbea Chicago.

Tak
johnny reb 31 | 5,705
11 Aug 2021 #213
Hey all you Polocks living in the Chicago area........We are having another Polish Festival coming up here in Michigan August 26th thru the 29th, 2021.

We have a whole lot of people living up here in Northern Michigan with Polish ethnicity.
Scroll thru the pictures of the events.
We will have some of the most famous Polish bands that the United States has to offer.

cedarpolkafest.org/

While you are there checkout the Polish Art Center for Polish gifts.
It's a treasury of Polish heritage.
Open year around.

polartcenter.com/Default.asp
Joker 2 | 1,932
9 Sep 2021 #214
How about some homemade globaki...

I had her add some more sauce to it. Some ppl like it with mushroom sauce, but I cant stand those slimy fungi:(



Joker 2 | 1,932
9 Sep 2021 #215
Ive never had a Kiwi Paczki before ( from Polish deli) perhaps, its called sth else?







Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
9 Sep 2021 #216
@Joker

The home made golobki look good!

I have never seen kiwi fruit paczki before either and don't fancy them.

The kabanosy and boczek look good though.
mafketis 29 | 9,829
9 Sep 2021 #217
Ive never had a Kiwi Paczki

Not pączki, they look more like drożdżówki than anything else

golobki

gołąbki

Also, is szpek a pol-am name? I can't say I've ever heard (or seen it) used... it comes from German Speck so maybe it's regional and taken to the US?

On the other hand, where I live no one says 'kartofel / kartofle' but I do hear it a lot in Warsaw...
Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
9 Sep 2021 #218
they look more like drożdżówki

I think you are right, I didn't look too carefully.
Cargo pants 2 | 1,086
9 Sep 2021 #219
kabanosy and boczek

For some reason I dont like both in Polish food,I still prefer beef jerkys and Oscar mayer Bacon to that.
Had golumbki for lunch yesterday in lunch special for 27pln with ukranian borscht soup,mash potatoes and salatka.
Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
9 Sep 2021 #220
For some reason I dont like both in Polish food

That is understandable, boczek is not to everyone's taste as it is very fatty and some kabanos can be very dry and make you thirsty.

But I grew up with them and love them both.
Lenka 3 | 2,712
9 Sep 2021 #221
Had golumbki for lunch yesterday with mash potatoes and salatka.

I know people eat like that but I will never understand how anything can be eaten with gołąbki .
mafketis 29 | 9,829
9 Sep 2021 #222
Yeah, it's a one dish meal (that is gołąbki and sauce). Though I've been known to have one gołąbek on top of mashed potatoes (with a tomato-paprika sauce and sour cream).
Lenka 3 | 2,712
9 Sep 2021 #223
that is gołąbki and sauce

I like them without the sauce. Oh, I miss my mom's cooking (gołąbki) are one of those dishes that I just can't make as good as she did
Cargo pants 2 | 1,086
9 Sep 2021 #224
on top of mashed potatoes

I think that is your American taste kicking in.
Joker 2 | 1,932
9 Sep 2021 #225
Not pączki, they look more like drożdżówki than anything else

I dont know all the names of the sweets but the assortment they have is very impressive. I started going there for the fresh baked Polish bread and wound up giving into temptation. Every paczki Ive tasted has been delicious:) Ill probably pass on the kiwi one though....

The kabanosy and boczek look good though.

I buy those grill sausages of BBQ, its a big hit at my house:)

it comes from German Speck so maybe it's regional and taken to the US?

I wouldn't be surprised if the 2 were integrated at some point in time. I like this deli and going to try some different foods and will report back:)
Joker 2 | 1,932
9 Sep 2021 #226
, I miss my mom's cooking (gołąbki) are one of those dishes that I just can't make as good as she did

Does she use a lot of rice? Im used to them being mostly meat and just a little bit of rice, it was different but good. My favorite Polish dish is Zraszy (sp) its rolled up meat with pickles inside:) Not many places seem to serve it around here.

But I grew up with them and love them both.

They have a large selection of sausages, I haven't tried most of them but look good. This place gets packed on the weekend and you have to take a number and wait quite awhile sometimes.

Who has more sausages Germans or Polish?

I think that is your American taste kicking in.

Ill still cant get over Poles putting ketchup and Corn on Pizza! LOL
Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
9 Sep 2021 #227
Who has more sausages Germans or Polish?

I reckon it's probably a close run thing.

But I think Germans eat more sausages than Poles.

Where is BB when we need him?
Cargo pants 2 | 1,086
9 Sep 2021 #228
Poles putting ketchup and corn on Pizza!

lol and some eating pizza slice with fork and knife but I think that is European thingy.Here in Warsaw lately couple of places popping up selling single slices of pizza for 7 pln,selling whole pizza was the norm till cpl years back.Cpl months back I asked for oregano & garlic powder for my 2 slices and all looked at me like who eats pizza with sprinkling that on a pizza also sausage pizza in Poland is kielbasa pizza not the sausage pizza we get again maybe European thing but in Italy its a norm.

on the weekend and you have to take a number and wait quite awhile sometimes.

Same around 45 miles from me,a very elegant and not formal place tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g46571-d10554464-Reviews-Pulaski_Meat_Products_Co_Inc-Linden_New_Jersey.html.

There is so much competition for Polish food in that area that here is one store selling lunch deal for 6,99, janosikmarket.com/
Alien 2 | 141
9 Sep 2021 #229
@Miloslaw
Germans eat potato salad and sausages for Christmas, but Polish sausage simply tastes better.
Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
9 Sep 2021 #230
There are some very good German sausages but, in general, my preference is for Polish too.
Cargo pants 2 | 1,086
9 Sep 2021 #231
I think cuz Polish sausage/kielbasa is smoked or smoke flavour added.we still prefer the ones with garlic flavor over the smoked ones.
amiga500 2 | 739
9 Sep 2021 #232
no one says 'kartofel / kartofle' but I do hear it a lot in Warsaw...

what do they say instead? szpek is definetly common polish but i am from warsaw tho.
mafketis 29 | 9,829
9 Sep 2021 #233
what do they say instead?

ziemniaki

szpek is definetly common polish

It's not in wikipedia or the pwn dictionary or the wielki słownik języka polskiego

wiktionary has it as a synonym of słonina (not boczek)

Some cite it as archaic or gwara (esp Silesia)

Also urban dictionary mentions that the meaning of boczek or słoniny is passing out of usage, it's primary usage in modern slang is as word meaning marijuana (or esp blunt).
Lenka 3 | 2,712
9 Sep 2021 #234
Does she use a lot of rice?

More or less equal with meat.

My favorite Polish dish is Zraszy (sp) its rolled up meat with pickles inside:)

I'm from Silesia so basically grew up on those. The meat is ok but the gravy my mum did was to die for... I'm not too bad at it either.

Poles putting ketchup and Corn on Pizza! LOL

Corn on pizza is a must!!!

szpek is definetly common

Never heard it.

And slonina is not the same as boczek. Even on the pic you see how fatty it is
Ironside 50 | 11,461
9 Sep 2021 #235
wiktionary has it as a synonym of słonina (not boczek)

szpek means smoked ham, region - Galicja. Probably loan from the times of the Austro-Hungary rule..
Lyzko 30 | 7,713
9 Sep 2021 #236
Derived from "Speck", obviously, or "bacon".
Noticed many such dialect/regional words and expressions which derive from German,
but especially in the area of Silesia.
mafketis 29 | 9,829
9 Sep 2021 #237
Probably loan from the times of the Austro-Hungary rule..

So that would explain how it got to the US since that's where lots of emigrants to America came from...
Lyzko 30 | 7,713
9 Sep 2021 #238
It also explains that Germanic influence.
amiga500 2 | 739
9 Sep 2021 #239
it's primary usage in modern slang is as word meaning marijuana (or esp blunt).

I would find it very suprising if someone used that term for weed . skręty is the one i remember for joints. (sometimes lines)
mafketis 29 | 9,829
9 Sep 2021 #240
I would find it very suprising if someone used that term for wee

I haven't heard it (don't hang out in those circles) but here are two sources:

miejski.pl/slowo-Szpek

slang.pl/szpek/


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