NATIONAL PEROGY DAY in Waterdown
Waterdown was excited to celebrate National Perogy Day on October 8th at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church on Dundas Street. Chef Mike and his family were on site, along with the ‘Stuffed” mobile kitchen, Waterdown’s own perogy specialists.
On their special day, along with the normal “Stuffed” offerings of perogies, cabbage rolls, and soup, visitors could choose a Traditional Perogy Dinner and a supply of Frozen Prepared Foods for take-home.
As everyone knows, Perogies are an international treat of unleavened dough, usually filled with any combination of potato, cheese, onion, sauerkraut, ground meat or mushroom.
Some interesting tidbits of perogy trivia include:
- Glendon Alberta is home to a 3-ton perogy, 25 feet tall made from fiberglass and steel, with a giant fork piercing it.
- Although North Americans think of perogies as a side dish, they are eaten as an entrée in many other countries.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates hold a perogy race at every home game. Six runners in perogy costumes race to the finish line between innings.
The delicious perogies, worthy of its own National Day, is truly a mouthwatering delight.
Written by: Leslie Styles
Photo Credit: David Joubarne and PerogyTeam FB