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Originally published in 1996, Polish Touches includes essays about Polish Americans, their customs, traditions, and more than 100 traditional recipes. This revision has many new features: A listing and short essays about Polish Saints, text about organizations in America including the dance groups and more. States to note in the book include Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, Illinois, California, and others. Colored covers include the Lira Singers, the Dolina folk dancers and art works in the collection of the International Museum of Folk Art in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Hundreds of Poles who settled in the United States became part of the American mosaic. Several, whose stories are told in the book, became important players in U.S. history. Two Polish soldiers were heroes in the American Revolutionary War. Polish musician Jan Paderewski was a hero in his homeland as he worked with the Allies in the United States. Others are world renowned. Frederic Chopin left a legacy of music. Maria Curie won a Nobel Prize. Pope John Paul II became the first Polish pope. Polish Americans across the United States continue to observe Old World customs and traditions. Polish Touches describes Polish holiday customs and gives instructions for (egg decorating). Polish Touches is a revised and expanded version of Polish-American Ways, originally published in 1989. Updated chapters cover recent Polish history as well as sites that attract Polish-American visitors. Orchard Lake Schools in Michigan operates what Pope John Paul II called the most beautiful Polish seminary in the whole world. A house of Polish immigrants is preserved at the Old World Wisconsin museum. Polish Touches is edited by Jacek Nowakowski, and Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, publisher of Penfield Books.
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Dolina Polish Folk Dancers, Festival of Nations, St. Paul, MinnesotaReview:
I love this book. This is a great job and I'm planning to send this to my American friends. This is an outstanding publication and we are planning to order a bigger number of books for the Polish and International Festival. It warms my heart to see people like you. --Kris Oszast
The culture of Poland isn't the most pronounced to the American mind, but there are many flavors and traditions to be enjoyed. Polish Touches: Recipes and Traditions is a collection of Polish culture in America, presenting organizations and sites throughout the country for those of Polish heritage or just student of culture to look to. Also, included are various Polish food recipes, presented in to the point format. Polish Touches is a choice pick for anyone with an enthusiasm for Polish culture. --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Penfield Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 208 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.60 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1932043756