Corpus Christi Church is looking for Western New York’s best pierogi by hosting its third annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi contest on Saturday August 21 at 4:30p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks. For the first time, businesses are also invited to attend, but must use a traditional recipe.
Applicants will be judged in one of three categories:
Homemade Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.
Homemade Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pierog is a stuffed pocket of dough.
Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe.
Deadline for entries is Saturday, August 13.
The contest will take place during Corpus Christi’s 30th annual Dozynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival on August 21 and 22. This joyful commemoration, which dates to the middle ages, is the Polish equivalent of America’s Thanksgiving holiday. The heart of the Polish Harvest Festival is to bring people together in a spirit of gratitude and appreciation to God for all of life’s blessings. The event is also a celebration of Polish food, music and culture. All are welcome to attend.
In the heart of Buffalo Historic Polonia, Corpus Christi Church is located at 199 Clark St. in Buffalo, one block east of the Broadway Market. Applications for the pierogi contest and a complete listing of the Harvest Festival events can be found on the church website at http://dozynki.corpuschristibuffalo.org.