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Decisions, Decisions Hamtramck, Michigan â€¢ 1955
Over 60 varieties of Kielbasa, or Polish sausage, await discerning customers inside a neighborhood meat market in Hamtramck, Michigan. Hamtramckâ€”a city that spans just over 2 square miles and is completely surrounded by the city of Detroitâ€”became one of the largest communities of Polish-Americans in the United States in the early twentieth century. Many of the Polish immigrants who settled in what was then known as â€œLittle Warsawâ€ brought with them old world customs and dishes, including Pierogi (dumplings), Cabbage Rolls, Bigos (Hunterâ€™s stew), and Kielbasa. Traditionally made from pork, veal, or beef, and seasoned with garlic, pimento, and cloves, Kielbasa is sold smoked or uncured and often served with a garnish of chopped onions.