Best kielbasa in US?

Mar 6th, 2002, 01:44 PM
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Where is Hamtramck, Michigan please? and is there a particular store where you buy the kielbasa?
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 01:52 PM
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Jimmy's Red Hots in Chicago on Cicero! Absolutely THE best!
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 01:55 PM
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Hamtramck is basically a city-within-a-city. It's within the city limits of Detroit. Sorry I can't recommend a spot for kielbasa, though.
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 02:08 PM
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Kaminski's Market in Duryea,PA, Just outside of Scranton.
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 02:10 PM
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I thought that Scranton was scrapple country?
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 02:43 PM
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Scranton is just above the scrapple line. Scrapple is more a Philadelphia/ Lancaster thing. You may find some in the Scranton area, but not as often as you find kielbasi, or even pierogi, or holupki, or crushchiki, or kolachi...
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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Ok now my Polish Ancestors are toughing on my shoulder. Tell me what holupki, crushchiki,kolachi are.
 
Mar 6th, 2002, 03:17 PM
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holupki - aka gwumpki - is another name for stuffed cabbage (stuffed with ground beef and rice, stewed in tomato sauce)

crushchiki - a thin strip of dough, sort of noodle shaped, with a slit made on one half and the other end pulled through, then deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar; think it is supposed to look like a cross and is a traditional easter food

kolachi -sometimes used to generically refer to a number of danish pastry -like sweets, in the NE PA tradition it usually is a sweet dough rolled pinwheel fashion in to a log shape, traditionally filled with poppyseed, chopped nuts, sweet cheese or a prune paste ("lekvar")

Bonus even though you didn't ask: pysanki = intricately decorated easter egs. Made with something of a modified batik technique in which wax is applied, patern etched and various dye colors applied.

Since Michael Patrick King, Executive Producer of "Sex and the City" grew up in the Scranton area, do you suppose any of these will make it into the show? Can't you just see Charlotte gushing over a fine example of pysanki art? And as for Samantha and that kielbasa, well...it's just too easy!
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 07:15 AM
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how does one pronounce "Hamtramck"?
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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You can find the best kielbasa in between Legstrama, CA and Fresno. It's a little stand called Meiween Aire. Good stuff. And great atmosphere. People are really friendly too.
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 12:45 PM
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To add to Steve's comment, Hapanowicz market in Utica,NY makes great kielbasa.
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Polock Johnny's in Baltimore used to be pretty good. Haven't been down there in a while--I assume they're still around. My daughter still remembers them fondly.
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 01:55 PM
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I really love the innovative spelling of all these Polish foods.
It's kielbasa, golabki, chrusciki, kolacze and pisanki.
But, on the other hand, who cares, as long as they taste great, right?
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 01:57 PM
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Is the kielbasa better in San Jose or San Francisco?

By the way, Lithuanians are known for good kielbasa. My grandmother, whose mother was from the old country, made a great kielbasa.

Unfortunately, I never learned to make it or spell it.

I am going to look for that vendor on 5th Avenue. Wish me luck
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 03:38 PM
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Hamtramck is pronounced Hamtramick.
 
Mar 8th, 2002, 07:23 AM
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Sorry, but my Busia makes the best kielbasa in the U.S. The best is made with venison -- you can find great venison kielbasa in northern Michigan.

And her paczki were the best too -- and hey, it's almost Easter -- paczki time!

 
Mar 19th, 2002, 03:48 PM
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it's buffalo ny, all the way.the broadway market has some of the best polish sausage you will ever want to taste.
 
Apr 17th, 2002, 06:07 PM
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for "wondering"
 
Nov 21st, 2002, 01:53 PM
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Topping.
 
Nov 21st, 2002, 02:09 PM
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Two questions: What does "topping" mean?...I've seen it in several posts, and where is the old Polish section in Boston? I've never even heard of it.(I guess I should be ashamed!) Thanks! ps: I've never made them, but my great-grammy (she looked like a dried-apple doll, LOL!) always used bacon grease in her golombki. (well, I imagine bacon fat would help anything taste good!)
 

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