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A still image of Aleksandra August from her new series “Flavor of Poland.” (Courtesy of American Public Media)

If there’s one thing Aleksandra August hopes viewers take away from her new show “Flavor of Poland,” it’s that they learn something more about the country than its offerings of pierogi and kielbasa.

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Classic plum butter paczki at Kolatek’s Bakery. (Patty Wetli / WTTW)

Chicago’s Polish bakeries have to prep for two Paczki Days: Fat Thursday, celebrated by Poles, and Fat Tuesday, celebrated by everyone else.