To pierogi or not to pierogi, that is thy question!
New Zealand, are you ready?
You have welcomed with warm arms the delicious Asian dumpling that so rightly has a place in your foodie heart, but know it is time to pierogi.
Pierogi are filled dumplings made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savoury or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water. They are often then pan-fried before serving. Pierogi are most often associated with the cuisine of Central and Eastern European nations. (thanks Wikipedia for that quick snap shot)
Oh, sorry, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Kate Grater, pre-marriage, Serkin. I am a Jewish Canadian girl who loves pierogi. They remind me of home, family and simple times.
When I moved abroad I realized quickly that Australia and New Zealand did not have a readily available supply of pierogi. (Insert panic)
What's a gal to do? Start making them of course.
That was back in New Brighton, Christchurch 2014 working out of our home kitchen. Fast forward to 2021 and we are embarking on a new journey.
The journey of automation. A pierogi machine that allows us to reach all of our pierogi customers, both South Island and North.
Tell your friends.
Tell your work mates.
Tell your kids.
Pierogi are in New Zealand and we're here to stay.
We hope you try them. Experience them. Enjoy them.
Pierogi are the ultimate comfort food and should be enjoyed responsibly.
Pierogi Joint makes pierogi with local produce and also try to ensure we reduce our global footprint.