How to explain a liking for this rather acquired taste? For the 4-year-old me, zupa ogórkowa was synonymous with a treat: something I know I'll enjoy, and what is also nourishing and healthy. Or so I was told.
There are many kinds of pierogi in Poland, ranging from savoury to sweet and fruity. And everyone seems to have their favourite. The version below is called 'Russian pierogi' (pierogi ruskie) in Polish, and they are one of the most popular ones here.