Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Paczki Day

People are beginning to say that How Bourgeois is too food-centric, and I have to agree. Starting today I will post more on cars, culture and babies. Still, I could not let the fact that it is Paczki Day here in Detroit go unremarked-upon. A paczki is a 400 calorie, 22 fat gram pastry bomb consumed on Fat Tuesday. Historically, the reason for the Paczki's existence was for devout Catholics to use up fats before they entered an extended period of self-denial during Lent. Here in Detroit, it is just a way for hundreds of thousands of people to eat giant pastry. Hooray!

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