Do you celebrate “Fat Thursday” a traditional Polish feast? Whether you celebrate or not no one can resist delicious doughnuts. Take a peek at some of our favorite places to get paczki/doughnuts. Watch the video below to find out what’s special about Fat Thursday.
A popular superstition states that if you don’t eat at least one paczek before Lent you will not prosper in the following year. So, in order to help bring prosperity to Las Vegas, PASCLV will make paczki available on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Polish Deli.
Paczki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages. Jedrzej Kitowicz has described that during the reign of August III, under the influence of French cooks who came to Poland, paczki dough was improved, so that paczki became lighter, spongier, and more resilient.The reason for making paczki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent. “