Because there’s enough bad food all around. Because we’ve forgetting our roots. Because we are trading real flavours and masterfully prepared pieces of our history and culture for supermarket sushi and rotisserie chicken.
Ok, ok, the truth, the real actual truth is – I really fancied pierogi. Pierogi is something my Polish mum used to make not more than once, twice per year and therefore it was always a super special treat. Yeah, sure, you can buy supermarket pierogi, but they are as bad as supermarket sushi. Bland, absolutely flavourless and seasoned in a way that does not trigger anyone. Salt and pepper. And one does not want to think what did they put inside. No, I wanted real pierogi. Made from beef brisket. Ribs. Chuck. Good, hearty, meaty stuff, covered with bacon and onion. Then we met Karolina from House of Flavour. And we tried her pierogi.
The good stuff
Remember the scene from Ratatouille, when Ego the dreaded food critic gets transported back to his childhood the second he tries ratatouille? Yup, that’s exactly how I felt. And I knew I could not keep them just for myself. I had to share them with EVERYBODY!
Luckily, I knew just the place
The decision was swift – we’re gonna order a thousand pierogi and show them to everyone we know! We cannot let Karolina sit quietly at home and make such amazing food without anyone knowing – that surely is wrong and probably illegal! So here we are… Tomorrow is the big day. I am wondering how it’s gonna go. Are we gonna have to freeze 1000 pierogi, or are we gonna stay hungry for the day because we’ll sell everything out in an hour? Time will tell, but if this thing works, we will keep doing it!
We will keep looking for amazing cooks, that hide at home with their glorious secrets. We will hunt them down and then beg to come share with you all. We will organize a series of Sunday lunches and call it all #RealFood series.
We’ll see tomorrow.