If you live in Pittsburgh you are plenty familiar with pierogis. But now you can get more familiar with them (does that sound sexy?) on Pierogi Day. Yes. A whole day to honor the amazing pierogi in all its doughy deliciousness. October 8th. Mark your calendar.

make em up.

make em up.

Pierogis are a classic hunky food. Don't worry I can say hunky cause I have a slovak friend. P.S. it's my whole family. But realistically most of Europe, and pretty much the world, has some form of pierogi style dumpling. The pierogi we are here to celebrate though is that of Eastern European decent. That being said there are still about a thousand different ways to spell pierogi: pergi, pierogy, pirogi, pyrogi. Coming from different languages in addition to being brought over by immigrants and misspelled by Americans over the years, none of this should come as a surprise. My family says (spells) pyrohy. Also worth noting: Pierogi is technically the plural of the pierog (Polish). But pierog is rarely used as a meal consists of multiples. Also this is America. And we'll damn well bastardize the word any way we please.

fried up so tastygood.

fried up so tastygood.

So pierogis come with all kinds of fillings. Potato and cheese and sauerkraut are typical (potato and cheese are the best duh). But people have gotten crazy and put really anything in them. I even saw a recipe for apple cinnamon pierogis. That's totally foreign to my slovak roots, but probably not so crazy.

Psshhhh like we wouldn't have a card.

Psshhhh like we wouldn't have a card.

The point of this is that pierogis are awesome. And no matter how you spell it, how incorrectly you pluralize it, or what it's filled with, it's a day to eat pierogi. So do it. Eat Pierogi.

Now please to be watching this video of Malkin make pierogi. Thank you.

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