For many of us, the term "Polish cooking" conjures up memories of heavy, greasy dishes: the food of exile and poverty. But as we happily discovered, the new Polish cuisine is not your grandmother's cooking.
An amateur baker myself, I've often wondered how difficult it really was to make paczki. When I decided to give it a shot this year, over and over again people wished me luck. Look, I thought, I don't need "luck."