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Polish Heritage Month: our ancestral legacy in a changing America
Polish Heritage Month: our ancestral legacy in a changing AmericaToday, many people take Polish Heritage Month for granted. Come October, politicians issue proclamations, and there are exhibitions, concerts, various presentations and other events highlighting Polish contributions to America. But this was not always the case. Polish Heritage Month is a relatively recent development. By “recent” I mean it originated in the latter half of the 20th century. Prior to then, accentuating one’s ethnic roots was often regarded as being divisive if not downright “un-American”. moreread more
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Pork stew – Polish style  (gulasz wieprzowy)
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Pork stew – Polish style (gulasz wieprzowy)
Another dish borrowed by the Poles which has become mainstream, traditional cuisine. The stew type meat dish is Hungarian in origin although the Polish version is not as spicy. Various vegetables, spices and a hint of beer make it a flavorful and delicious dish none the less. more
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Nye's Polonaise Room
112 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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The dining room of this Polish-American restaurant is a throwback to the 1950s; not surprising, since it has been open since 1949. The retro style features red vinyl bar stools, stained glass pendant lighting fixtures, and 1950s-style booths. Steaks, seafood, and authentic Polish food can be found on the menu, and entertainment is offered every day of the week, courtesy of a live pianist and, on Fridays and Saturdays, a polka band. more
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Kasia's Polish Delicatessen
2101 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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Kasia’s Deli first opened its doors nearly two decades ago. What started as a two-person operation, has now turned into a popular neighborhood delicatessen. James Ward, a popular food critic, has chosen Kasia’s as being the best place in Chicago for home cooking. From its fresh deli sandwiches to homemade soups and salads, Kasia’s offers a wide variety of foods. It is continually expending its menu items to satisfy its diversity of customers. Whether it’s an authentic Polish meal you ... more
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Depending on its context, this word can mean cake, dough or batter. more