As a Czech / German, I’m torn. Kolache vs. Kuchen? What’s your favorite?

While I support this measure;

State Senator Frank Klocek says he’s not backing down in what he calls the Kolache war. The Scotland Democrat failed to convince a legislative committee to pass a bill that would designate the kolache as the state’s official pastry. Some committee members say the bagel or the cannoli are good candidates too. Klocek says he’ll try to get the kolache bill considered on the senate floor, even though it was defeated 4 to 2 in committee.

The German in me also loves Kuchen. I’m torn.



21 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 02.15.10 at 7:28 am

How many f*cking cannolis do we make in this state?
Why are they debating this?

#2 Costner on 02.15.10 at 8:35 am

We have state budgets that have spent more than the state has generated in revenue for seven of the past eight years, and the most recent budget proposes something like $30M to be taken from reserve funds… and meanwhile Klocek thinks he should be wasting time worrying about the official state pastry?

Is my calendar just messed up and this is really April 1st? Because if not, there is no excuse for this garbage. Get something done for a change.

#3 Sy on 02.15.10 at 10:47 am

Our State Pastry should not only quantify who and what we are as a people, but it should also reflect the diversity of our collective tastes.

I propose a slice of white, Wonder Bread.

Make sense since we are a bunch of cheap, bland, mostly white folk who tend to make people wonder.

#4 Marge on 02.15.10 at 10:58 am

Kuchen is already the official state dessert.

#5 l3wis on 02.15.10 at 11:26 am

My vote would be RANCH DRESSING

#6 Ghost of Dude on 02.15.10 at 11:44 am

I’d go wih lefse.

The only thing I’ve ever tasted that was more bland than white bread.

#7 Costner on 02.15.10 at 11:51 am

You can’t eat lefse bare and dry and expect it to be flavorful… that is like eating dry pasta.

A little honey butter and some cinnamon/sugar mix and then you have something.

But do we really need a state pastry? I mean we already kill and eat our state bird… isn’t that good enough?

#8 Sy on 02.15.10 at 12:06 pm

Coster:

“I mean we already kill and eat our state bird… isn’t that good enough?”

Makes you wonder what people will do to our State pastry.

Just to be safe, we better not propose anything with a hole in it.

Just sayin’.

#9 Ghost of Dude on 02.15.10 at 12:59 pm

Just to be safe, we better not propose anything with a hole in it.

Just sayin’.

As long as the legislators only get to see pictures of the pastry, we should be OK.

#10 Plaintiff Guy on 02.15.10 at 2:06 pm

Vote for ‘croutons’. l3wis likes those.

With the economy, the state bird should be ‘road kill’.

Politicians must designate a state pastey. How about ‘glitter suction cup with tassle’.

#11 l3wis on 02.15.10 at 2:15 pm

“Shut up and go make croutons!” – Costello

#12 l3wis on 02.15.10 at 2:24 pm

“Kuchen is already the official state dessert.”

Marge, my mom told me that to. Now I am even more torn.

#13 redhatterb on 02.15.10 at 5:57 pm

I think it is stupid to have a state dessert and I think it would be just as stupid to have a state pastry. Don’t our legislators have anything more important to do than waste time on things like that. I guess if we need to have a state pastry, how about Danish pastry. My Mother could make that like you wouldn’t imagine, and I sure miss having some occasionally, although she tried to teach me how to make it I just never caught the hang of it.

#14 John on 02.15.10 at 7:34 pm

You haven’t had a “real” Kolache if you don’t get the argument. Go to Tabor some time.

#15 l3wis on 02.15.10 at 11:40 pm

I vote for the best named pastry, from England; The Spotted Dick

#16 Ghost of Dude on 02.16.10 at 7:33 am

I vote for the best named pastry, from England; The Spotted Dick

You can buy that at World market – in a can.

#17 Ghost of Dude on 02.16.10 at 7:34 am

Don’t our legislators have anything more important to do than waste time on things like that.

No. They really don’t. Our small populatoin is over-represented. Things like this are the result.

#18 rufusx on 02.16.10 at 6:37 pm

If we’re REALLY looking for an approriate state “bread” – or pastry – it should be FRY BREAD

#19 anominous on 02.16.10 at 10:09 pm

No it should be Pop Tarts, damn it.

#20 Helga on 02.17.10 at 12:45 am

I hate to be the one to tell you but Spotted Dick had a name change last Sept. They changed it to Spotted Richard.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8243648.stm

#21 l3wis on 02.17.10 at 5:38 am

I don’t care if people start calling Cheney, Richard Cheney. He is still a Dick in my book. And an Asshole, a prick, a jackass . . .