My mother is Polish/Irish from Greenpoint Brooklyn, and my father is mestizo Filipino/Spanish from Cavite City in the Philippines, so my sisters and I have a unique cultural background. Growing up, one of my favorite holidays to celebrate was Easter. After attending mass in our parish, we'd drive to my uncle's apartment in Greenpoint Brooklyn, a neighborhood sometimes called "Little Poland" due to it's large Polish community, where my aunt prepared a Polish feast. We all looked forward to the traditional Polish dishes. There would be pierogies, little triangle shaped dumplings stuffed with potatoes and onions; kielbasa, sausage boiled and served with sauerkraut; and babka, a sweet yeast cake.
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