April 13, 2010

CEERES offers condolences to Polish community

CEERES extends its deepest sympathies to the Polish community and to all those who are mourning Poland's loss.

The tragic deaths last Saturday of Poland's finest representatives, including President Lech Kaczynski and First Lady Maria Kaczynska among other dignitaries, which occurred as they were traveling to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, were felt particularly strongly in Chicago, home to the largest population of Poles outside of the Polish capital Warsaw.

Chicago residents who wish to pay their respects may do so by visiting the Consulate General in Chicago and signing a book of condolence. The Consulate General of Poland is located at 1530 N Lake Shore Drive. The book can be signed during these hours:

Saturday April 10: from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday April 11 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Monday to Wednesday April 12 to April 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Thursday April 15 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Friday 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday April 17 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

January 22, 2010

For the Love of Pljeskavica

The January 20th, 2010 edition of the New York Times included a mouth-watering salute to pljeskavica, the Balkan minced meat patties that put even premium hamburgers to shame. Waves of immigrants from the former Yugoslavia brought their love of pljeskavica with them, and now in cities such as New York, this speciality of southeastern Europe is gaining a particularly American traction. For the whole story, click here!

Photo: Evan Sung for The New York Times