: News

Local Bakery Celebrates Fat Tuesday With Traditional Treats

Play associated audio
Paczki's are a favorite indulgence for many who celebrate Fat Tuesday.
Elliot Francis
Paczki's are a favorite indulgence for many who celebrate Fat Tuesday.

By Elliott Francis

Today is 'Fat Tuesday,' English for Mardi Gras. Typically celebrated in New Orleans, the tradition involves a final indulgence in food and drink before lent. One local bakery marks the day with a baked holiday favorite.

If you want some Fat Tuesday indulgence, some think there's no better way to do it than with a Paczki. (pronounced PUSH-kee).

On this Fat Tuesday, folks are lined up at Woodmore Pastry in Silver Spring. Sharon Green says it's one of the few bakeries where you can find this and other Mardi Gras treats.

"I was coming for the king cake, and I saw the sign so I knew I had to get one."

Mark Sheehan says he's not sure he wants one.

"...And this is pronounced? A puch-key?...pach-key," he asks.

That is until he sees one of the chubby powdery pastries under the counter.

"Alright so I gotta do one," he says. "Yeah, I gotta do one."

They really are unavoidable, especially if you'll be avoiding such things for Lent, which starts tomorrow.


'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
WAMU 88.5

Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.