The Pierogi Festival, Krakow, 2014

13 09 2014

The day after I had my first pierogi experience which was going to be my final day in Krakow, Poland, my plan was to visit the old Jewish quarters of the city and to try a Jewish cuisine restaurant for lunch.  On my way, I decided to go through the small market square behind the main square.  Little did I know I would be running into stalls after stalls of different varieties of pierogi at the “12th Pierogi Festival“!

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

IMG_9107

IMG_9109

IMG_9110

IMG_9111

IMG_9112

IMG_9113

IMG_9117

IMG_9118

What I had.  Meat, duck, blueberry (sweet), and spinach (fried; with garlic sauce).  The favorite turned out to be the fried spinach dumpling, not so much because of the filling but the fried part.

What I had. Meat, duck, blueberry (sweet), and spinach (fried; with garlic sauce). The favorite turned out to be the fried spinach dumpling, not so much because of the filling but the fried part.

From "Any Time Restaurant" above that did only fried dumplings.  Meat and apple cinnamon with fruit (?) sauce.

From “Any Time Restaurant” above that did only fried dumplings. Meat and apple cinnamon with fruit (?) sauce.

Yet another shop with only "homemade" non-fried dumplings.  Carrot and barley.

Yet another shop with only “homemade” non-fried dumplings. Carrot and barley.

So much for my plan to eat a Jewish lunch.


Actions

Information

2 responses

14 09 2014
Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward

Have you heard of the kreplach? They are the Jewish pierogi, so you sort of did eat a Jewish lunch. I have seen food carts here in the States with so many versions of perogies, from sweet to savory, and even Asian-inspired. Once, a neighbor taught a bunch of us on the street to make pierogies, and it was so much fun. Great post!

Like

14 09 2014
Ayako Mathies

No, did not know of kreplach and just looked it up. Looks like Chinese wontons. Would love to try!

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: