Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pierogi and Cheese

Ukraine UA-1107729 received 07-31-2014

Sent by: Snegka5579
From: Kiev, Ukraine
ID number: UA-1107729
Notes: This gentlemen with the rather impressive mustache is wearing a traditional Ukrainian costume, and is about to eat a bowl of a traditional Ukrainian dish, varenyky.  Varenyky are also known as pierogi, which are dumplings typically filled with potato, cheese, ground meat, fruit, or my favorite, sauerkraut.  Apparently there are several monuments to varenyky and pierogi, including one in Glendon, Alberta, Canada.  I know they're good, but monuments? Really??

Netherlands NL-2512173 received 06-09-2014

Sent by: gerretje
From: Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
ID number: NL-2512173
Notes: Cheese (I hope I don't have to explain to you what that is) is apparently a very popular food in the Netherlands.  Edam and Gouda are probably the most popular of the Dutch cheese here in the United States,  Edam is a semi-soft cheese, and was named after the town of Edam.  The first recorded mention of Gouda cheese was in 1184, making it one of the oldest types of cheese in the world.  It is also named after a location - in this case, the city of Gouda.

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