Thursday, October 8, 2009
SHENANDOAH, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Today (Oct. 8), stop and
celebrate a foreign food thats added so much to American
Its National Pierogy Day (Oct. 8)
Its National Pierogy Day, a time to recognize those
little pasta and potato-filled pockets that hail from Eastern
Pierogy, this is your life...
Pierogies arrived in America in the early 1900s and were
In the 1940s, the pockets stuffed with sauerkraut,
cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, meat, or any combination
thereof became a staple of churches in ethnic
neighborhoods in the northeast and Midwest.
By the 1950s, the appeal broadened among Americans of all
ethnicities, and thus, major pierogy company, Mrs. Ts, was
founded by Ted Twardzik.
On October 8, 1952, Twardzik produced the first pierogy
samples for grocery stores, and the rest is history.
Today, Mrs. Ts produces enough pierogies to stretch over
23,000 miles, blanket 712 football fields, and cross the U.S. at
its widest point seven times.
In 2008 alone, American ate 31,000 pierogies.
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