Every year on October 8th we get together to celebrate National Pierogi Day! This is a delicious holiday that traditionally calls us to the table and convenes all seven. Polish dumplings (or Ukrainian dumplings) 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 know for sure – he certainly would not refuse a dish now! It is noteworthy that pierogi was originally considered food for the poor and was widely used in peasant cuisine. It is not known what happened, but after some time the treat was put on the table and the nobles, who asked for more. Their unpretentiousness and taste fell in love with all social classes.
Pierogi is made from unleavened dough. Cooking methods are different: boiling in salted water or frying in fragrant butter. Everyone chooses their favorite filling, for example: potatoes, mushrooms, cheese, onions, minced meat, cabbage, or combinations thereof. Also, dishes can be a dessert if you add fruits, berries to the dough …
It is curious that the dish:
- can be served even with the most exotic fillings – it depends on the chef’s imagination;
- has a name in the plural, the only one is not used in everyday life;
- has the most traditional fillings in Poland of minced meat, mushrooms and sauerkraut;
- has its brother – uszka. It can be attributed to Italian ravioli due to its small size. We especially love it on Christmas Eve, served in borscht.
- introduced to America over 100 years ago;
- available frozen – can be found in many stores.
How to celebrate
Enjoy the taste of the dish on National Day! If you want to cook it yourself, arm yourself with a good mood and the necessary ingredients. Gather your friends, organize a party, treat your loved ones and tell about the history of this product.
When is National Pierogi Day celebrated in 2022?
National Pierogi Day is observed on October 8 each year.