Martyna Family Barszcz

       By Steve Cichon

For many years, white barszcz (borscht) was a Polish Easter tradition in Monica’s family. Her grandpa wrote out the recipe years ago. I tried it once or twice, but no amount of salt could help vinegar soaked white bread in my book… This hasn’t been made in a few years, but it’s still talked about at every Easter meal.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.