Fat Thursday: Tłusty Czwartek in Poland

There is this one special day in the middle of winter, when all of us suddenly forget about any form of a diet and counting calories. Some may even wake up early and find themselves waiting in a long line, just to sink their teeth into a deep-fried piece of dough filled with sweet confiture, also known as pączek (read: pawn-chehk). 

It's said that traditionally Polish housewives wanted to use up all the lard, fruits and sugar before the beginning of the Lent to prevent any food waste, as the consumption of this kind of goods was forbidden until Easter. That's how our delicious and mouthwatering pączki were invented!

How many did you eat today?

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