A Kashubian-Canadian Culinary Adventure

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The Kashubians are a West-Slavic ethnic group originating in the Pomerelia region of north-western Poland. For centuries, they were cultural isolated from their increasingly Germanized neighbors, and thus were able to maintain their distinct language and culture. Kashubians started immigrating to Canada in 1858, where they settled in villages in Ontario. Through over a century and a half, they've been able to maintain their language and culture alive.

I was able to find a cookbook presenting Kashubian-Canadian recipes. The authors had intended to also include recipes from Kashubia itself, but apparently none made it in. The Kashubian-Canadian recipes are quite similar to all-fashioned American food, itself the creation of mostly European immigrants. None of the dishes I made were particularly unique, but they were tasty.

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