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Old 06-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #11
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Update: as part of my experiment I froze some of the original ground beef as a hamburger patty. This past week end I cooked it on the grill with nothing added. The flavor was off and that proved to me that this unsavory flavor imparted by freezing is limited to industrial beef no matter if it is caused by the corn the cattle are fed, stress, A/B or hormones. Freezing seems to concentrated one of these items altering the taste of the meat.

My test on galumpkis doesn't matter because any taste test would be skewed by the tomato and seasonings used in cooking.

I came across the following article I thought was interesting. However the author does not include freezing as part of the taste taste. I believe that freezing industrial ground beef does alter the taste by imparting an unsavory component.

Taste Test: Chemicals in Factory-Farmed Meat - Food Media - Food News - CHOW
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:37 PM   #12
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I am the OP. After two months or so I got around to testing my freezer galumpkis. Very disappointed to say the least. The taste was off a bit and the texture of the cabbage was deteriorated. After all the work to make galumpkis IMO freezing is not an alternative. I tried three ways of packing, plastic wrapped, plastic wrapped and then foil wrapped, and finally vacuum sealed. The results were the same with all methods.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #13
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Thank you for the report, Donsabi, this was very interesting.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:28 AM   #14
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Greek Stuffed Cabbage

Buon Giorno, Good Morning,

Below, please find photo of my Greek stuffed cabbage wraps, filled with ground beef ...

Gladly, I have never froze mine, however, when I freeze leftovers, I am always extremely careful to place the food items in special freezer baggies and I have freezer stickers & special writing marker, which are prepared to stay; and the info I place:

the date, and name of the food on the bag ...

This recipe is in the vegetable section for those interested.

Better luck in future,
Have lovely summer,
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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That is how my family has always spelled it...Polish descent here.
hi there

my mum was actually talking to me about this today, said she's noticed a lot of people are spelling it "galumpkis". we are also polish and i can say with 100% certainty its spelled gołąbki. in the absence of a polish keyboard, golabki would probably be the proper english version.

hope that helps! :)
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #16
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hi there

my mum was actually talking to me about this today, said she's noticed a lot of people are spelling it "galumpkis". we are also polish and i can say with 100% certainty its spelled gołąbki. in the absence of a polish keyboard, golabki would probably be the proper english version.

hope that helps! :)
I have a Polish friend who would disagree with you. I guess it's possible that it is spelled differently in different parts of the country. And then there are the folks just over the border who cook the same thing and call it something different.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #17
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My partly Polish SO calls them galumpies. As I mentioned in my earlier post, there are many variations to the name. Even within the same country, perhaps based on whether you are in the northest or southwest of the country (or whatever). Arguing about the variations of the food name is a futile as arguing about the correct ingredients for the dish.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #18
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I have a Polish friend who would disagree with you. I guess it's possible that it is spelled differently in different parts of the country. And then there are the folks just over the border who cook the same thing and call it something different.
sorry but your friend is wrong. there are no variations on the spelling, they're called gołąbki/golabki. galumpkis is just plain wrong. it's like spelling gnocchi as nockie and saying it's a regional variation.

i know that there's variations between the ukrainian and polish spelling, as is the same thing with variations on russian versus polish spelling for some other foods.

but in polish at least, gołąbki is correct. i'm convinced your friend is incorrect in this instance :)
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Do you also have the only correct recipe for this dish?
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Do you also have the only correct recipe for this dish?

no of course that's not what i am trying to get at. all i mean, is that GALUMPKIS looks and sounds very ridiculous. how do you even pronounce it??

for starters, when referring to a plural in polish, you don't add an "s" on the end, as the "i" that finishes the word signifies the plural term. hence - one gołąb, or multiple gołąbki. adding an "s" on the end is anglicising the word.

as i said, it's like writing "nockie" for gnocchi.

i'm not saying i'm the be all and end all on the topic (far from it, i've only made them a handful of times in my life!) but i can say with 100% certainty that the spelling in this instance is dead set wrong.

as far as recipes, there are many variations i'm sure.

i'm not having a go at anyone, no need to get defensive. i'm just trying to point out a cultural oversight.
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