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Paczki Day and Fat Tuesday

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Feb 19, 2007 in Lifestyle
Fat Tuesday is the translation for Mardi Gras. In Detroit Fat Tuesday is better known as Paczki Day
New Orleans is known for theirhugh Mardi Gras festival that starts January 6 and ends on Fat Tues the day before Lent begins.
Because of a small Polish City within Detroit Michigan Fat Tuesday is better known as Paczki Day, paczki (pronounced “Poonch-key”). The Detroit area has thousands of metro Detroiters travling to Hamtramck on Fat Tuesday to purchase the Paczkis from the authentic Polish bakeries there.
Paczki Day is a Polish holiday that was unknown until the media started covering the day in the 80's. A paczki is a Polish donut that uses a richer batter then a traditional donut. They are filled with a hugh varity of fillings though the traditional fillings are raspberry and prune. They can also be bought in donut shops and grocery stores but they are not the real thing.
I like the raspberry or the lemon filled best. If you have never had one you don't know what you are missing.
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