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Hungry for Home: Polish and Ukrainian Groceries, Restaurants, and Politics

This week, Worldview is launching a series in collaboration with the Chicago Sun-Times called “Hungry For Home,” where Monica Eng helps us explore Chicago’s ethnic communities through the food they eat and the grocery stores where they shop. Poland and Ukraine share more than a border. Their common history goes back over a thousand years as the borderlands between Europe and the East. Over the last century in Chicago, the communities have teamed up over a shared cuisine, lending to a network of dozens of delis, bakeries, groceries, and restaurants. Today, we talk about what sets the foods apart, where to buy them, and how to eat them. Polish American home cook Anna Zolkowski Sobor and Ukrainian American Worldview producer Julian Hayda give Monica Eng a tour of Rich’s Fresh Market in River Grove. Then Hayda and Eng talk about how to order at a Ukrainian restaurant from Magic Jug in the Dunning neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. At the top of the show we’ll also be joined by Polish-Nigerian journalist, Remi Adekoya, to discuss last week’s independence day controversy in Poland. Adekoya’s latest article forForeign Policy is called “Extreme Nationalism Is as Polish as Pierogi.”





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