Polish Sausage Store

Avanti Press, Inc.

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Decisions, Decisions
Hamtramck, Michigan • 1955

Over 60 varieties of Kielbasa, or Polish sausage, await discerning
customers inside a neighborhood meat market in Hamtramck,
Michigan. Hamtramck—a city that spans just over 2 square miles
and is completely surrounded by the city of Detroit—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 “Little Warsaw” brought with
them old world customs and dishes, including Pierogi (dumplings),
Cabbage Rolls, Bigos (Hunter’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.