October 8th is National Pierogy Day
Posted on October 6, 2011
October 8th will mark the third annual National Pierogy Day. Pierogyman is visiting New York City to celebration National Pierogy Day. The pierogy first arrived in the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century from Eastern Europe. Pierogies are often stuffed with cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, sauerkraut, onion, and/or meat. The treats became a mainstay of church fundraisers in ethnic neighborhoods in the Northeast and throughout the upper-Midwest in the 1940s.
Mrs. T's Pierogies was found by Ted Twardzik in the early 1950s. He saw an opportunity in the pierogies his mother Mary (the actual Mrs. T) and her friends made for their church dinners.Mrs. T's is still a family-owned company and is the largest producer of frozen pierogies in the U.S. The company sold over half a billion pierogies in 2010.