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Happy Paczki Day / Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday from Monica and Louisa and all of us at Team Chewing the Fat! From top left: rose hip, drunken chocolate, strawberry whipped cream, and chocolate raspberry jam paczki from Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park in Chicago.

Watch as this elderly paczki maker cruelly burns Monica and Louisa with these deep fried doughnuts just to make a point. I want to make these at home with my home rendered lard and tallow, but I won’t be burning innocent visitors with them.

Don’t forget to buy your paczki for Fat Tuesday and paczki weekend in Chicago. Hint: Plan to eat the warm freshly fried doughnuts in the bakery or in your car where you have a hot cup of coffee waiting. They taste soooo much better eaten two hours (rather than eight hours) after they are made.

We launched our first episode of our second season today—on Pazcki Day of course. Check out these delicious, frying bobbing treats.