[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German Volhynian food

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon Dec 15 03:34:37 PST 2003

Milosz Hermanowicz wrote:

 > All of these three meals are traditional polish meals you can eat in
 > Poland till today. Pirogi (Pierogi in Polish) can bz filled with
 > potatoes (russian pierogi), cheese (pierogi z serem), meat (pierogi z
 > miesem) or kapusta (don't know english for that). There are pierogi
 > with fruits too.

Hello list members,
as even the name suggests, the pirogi / pierogi / Pirogen are neither of
Russian or Ukrainian nor of Polish origin but came with the Turkish and
probably the Turk-Tatarians to Russia and with the Russians to Poland,
the Baltic states and even East Prussia. In every Turkish snack shop in
Germany and elsewhere you can try delicious bvrek (->pirog) which is the 
same kind of dough wrap filled with cheese, spinach or meat. I even 
suppose an Eastern Turkestan origin and the riding and conquering Turks 
(with bvrek in their saddle-bags) just being another link in the chain.

of Hilden, Germany

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