What an enlightened country we live in! The Poles have an excellent festival which celebrates gluttony! Today is Tłusty czwartek (Fat Thursday) which is held on the last Thursday before lent (which is traditionally a time of fasting).
On this day Poles eat their weight in Pączki (roughly pronounced ponchkee). These are deep fried doughs similar (but nicer) than doughnuts.
Since we've been in Poland we've been big fans of the pączek, so this lunchtime me and Amy tucked into a couple of them - we felt it only right to honour the local traditions and do our bit.
On the way home from the Embassy I went via ulica Chimielna 13, the best pączek bakery in town. I reckon there were at least 300 hungry souls in the queue waiting to celebrate.
The queue outside the bakery stretched a long way down the street