Past Event: Maplewood’s Polish Cuisine


On October 15, 2011, GlobalSOMA hosted a tasting event with Piast Meats & Provisions, which was founded twenty years ago on Springfield Avenue by two Polish immigrants. The founders’ son (and now partner), Martin Rybak, attended the event where he gave a presentation about Polish cuisine and Piast’s business. Attendees were treated with delicious pierogi, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, and other fine fare.


At the event, GlobalSOMA Trustee, Andrew Lee, also spoke about the organization and what it planned to bring to Maplewood and South Orange. Several notable people attended, including Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and Maplewood Township Committee member Jerry Ryan. Anthony Ewing of Ethnic New Jersey was also in attendance.



All in all it was an educational and enjoyable event that celebrated and highlighted the international and global character of the towns.

For more photos from the event, visit GlobalSOMA’s Facebook Page.

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