Ever since I moved to the East Coast I have searched for a poppy seed kolache.
I have yet to find one.
A kolache is a pastry with icing and it is filled with fruit, cheese or poppy seeds plopped onto its center.
I was raised in Nebraska.
My father’s side is English and my mother’s Czechoslovakian — the Nebraska Czech side came directly from Czechoslovakia when it was just that and not the Czech Republic or some other modern-day re-framing of a country’s identity — and I miss that homemade kolache taste treat of my childhood where authenticity, sweetness and history melted together and touched on the tongue.