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Thanksgiving Day in the USA - was there some Polish on the table?


rybnik 18 | 1,462
24 Nov 2011 #1
Tonight I'll be sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with my wife's large family. As some of you know, she is Filipina but what you don't know is that she loves Polish food (and so do her relatives)! So, I'll be bringing the Polish dishes that make my asian in-laws smile and licking their lips in delight. I was wondering if any of my American PF family will be representing Poland today at their respective Thanksgiving Day feasts? Let us know what you cooked/bought and brought to the table (and how was it received)?

Amongst the pancit, palabok, caldareta and mandatory turkey (boring) will proudly sit grilled kielbasa krajana, gołąbki (made with veal & pork filling in a wild mushroom cream sauce), babka (the flips love it because it's similar to their pan de sal), and rolady (a Silesian specialty). I get such a kick out of watching their faces dig into the Polish fare!

They(not my wife) also LOVE śledziki (pickled herring)! It reminds them of ceviche' :)
Teffle 22 | 1,321
24 Nov 2011 #2
Oh yes - I forgot!

Happy thanksgiving to all Pol-Ams !

... and Ams too I suppose.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
24 Nov 2011 #3
Thanksgiving Day in the USA - was there some Polish on the table?

Will let you know in a few hours lol but no i don't think there will be anything Polish, there shouldn't be.
tygrys 2 | 294
25 Nov 2011 #4
there shouldn't be.

Technically there shouldn't be because it's a traditional American Holiday and nobody is gonns eat some golabki or kielbasa... But when the Europeans arrived in the US, who knows what kind of food they made?
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
25 Nov 2011 #5
But when the Europeans arrived in the US, who knows what kind of food they made?

Probably anything they could get. In the place they came from meat was for the rich (who often ate only meat and bread) and the poor had a diet based on root vegetables and lower quality bread. And porridge, pearl barley etc. Plus a hundred variations on egg custard. But the ones who emigrated found turkeys, I suppose.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
25 Nov 2011 #6
Probably anything they could get.

eh..yeah, wild turkeys and cranberries - that the native Amercians showed them how to hunt/forage.

Hence the "thanks" to them that the settlers didn't starve. That's the "classic" story anyway. Probably bull$hit like nearly everything else in this life.

Some thanks anyway eh?
teflcat 5 | 1,032
25 Nov 2011 #7
Hence the "thanks" to them that the settlers didn't starve. That's the "classic" story anyway. Probably bull$hit like nearly everything else in this life.

Apparently not. There's a terrific chapter on American food in Bill Bryson's 'Made in America'. Recommended.

As some of you know, she is Filipina but what you don't know is that she loves Polish food (and so do her relatives)!

My sis-in-law is a Filipina. Her cooking is absolutely fabulous. As fond as I am of Polish food, I can't help but suspect that your in-laws are being (typically) polite! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
25 Nov 2011 #8
I had dinner with a Latino family...On the table was turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry, ensalada, rice and beans, potato salad, pasteles (Spanish meat pies), bundt cake AND Zywiec beer.
Lyzko
25 Nov 2011 #9
I celebrated Thanksgiving Dinner abroad once, only it was the traditional European harvest meal to welcome the arrival of autumn, nothing to do with the American Thanksgiving. Can't somehow imagine wishing a Pole round about early October 'Szczęśliwego Dnia Żiwa!' It'd just sound weird.

'.....Zniwa..'

whoopsidaisyLol
emha - | 92
25 Nov 2011 #10
Żniwa :) difficult to pronounce :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
25 Nov 2011 #11
Once the settlers made it to the new land, they were free to eat anything they wanted. Salt pork and pig meat were staples. The natives introduced deer meat. Not sure when turkeys were first eaten by newbies.
Havok 10 | 912
25 Nov 2011 #12
I had golompkis yesterday. I hate turkey
Seanus 15 | 19,706
25 Nov 2011 #13
A Lithuanian footballer player? (golompkis) ;)


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