Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paczki Day 2017 across Michigan

Happy Paczki Day!  To celebrate the day, I'm sharing news videos from across the state, beginning with this light-hearted yet informative piece from MLive: You love paczki, but can you say paczki?.

MLive took to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids to see how many people could pronounce paczki with hilarious results. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Continuing on in Grand Rapids, WOOD-TV chimes in with Bakeries making thousands of paczkis for Fat Tuesday.

Bakeries across West Michigan are prepared for a busy day of making paczki for Fat Tuesday.
After reading those stats, I'm reminded of why today is Fat Tuesday.

Fox 47 in Lansing sneaks in an explanation for why the Poles make paczkis on Fat Tuesday at the end of Paczki preparations for Fat Tuesday.

Today is Fat Tuesday so bakeries all over the state are making paczki for the last day before lent. For those who don't know, a paczki is basically a jelly doughnut. Jeff Schook, the COO of Quality Dairy says this is the biggest day of the year. They start making the paczki on February 17th. The most popular flavors are raspberry, cream cheese, and custard.
Today's culinary journey across Michigan ends in Detroit, where WXYZ reports Dozens wait for Fat Tuesday paczki at New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck.

Whatever else I think of WXYZ's reporting, they do great "man (or woman) on the street" interviews and this spot is no exception.  Some "short end of the stick!"

That's it for February.  I'll see my readers again at midnight for a new month, which marks six years of this blog!

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