Every year on October 8th, we come together to celebrate National Pierogi Day! A delicious holiday that traditionally calls us to the table, pierogi are Polish or Ukrainian dumplings that have a unique aroma and rich taste. Why not cook them right now?
We have not found the person who founded the holiday, but we can be sure that he certainly wouldn’t refuse a dish now! Originally a peasant dish, pierogi was considered food for the poor. However, over time, this treat gained popularity among all social classes.
Pierogi are made from unleavened dough, and can be cooked in a variety of ways: boiling in salted water, frying in fragrant butter, or using sweet fillings such as fruits and berries, making them a great dessert!
- Pierogi can be served with the most exotic fillings, depending on the chef’s imagination.
- The name of the dish is only used in the plural.
- The most traditional fillings in Poland are minced meat, mushrooms and sauerkraut.
- Pierogi have a smaller cousin called uszka, which is similar to Italian ravioli. We especially love uszka on Christmas Eve, served in borscht.
- Pierogi was introduced to America over 100 years ago, and can now be found frozen in many stores.
How to take part
Enjoy the taste of the dish on National Pierogi Day! If you’d like to cook them yourself, arm yourself with the necessary ingredients and good mood, and gather your friends and family for a party. You can also tell them about the history of this product!
When is National Pierogi Day celebrated in 2023?
National Pierogi Day is observed on October 8 each year.