Cooking up a tradition at Pierogie Kitchen

What was once considered a “poor man’s food” because of its basic ingredients of oil, water, wheat and potato has expanded into much more these days. 

The Pierogie Kitchen in Roxborough experiments with flavors such as the Philly Cheesesteak Pierogie, the Buffalo Blue Chicken Pierogie and, of course, the Pierogie Stackers – or speciality pierogie sandwiches. 

Owner Marie Thorpe has been handcrafting pierogies since she was young, bringing the family tradition to the neighborhood and surrounding suburbs in the little blue storefront that used to be her aunt’s ice cream shop on Roxborough Avenue. 

This video was produced in collaboration with the University of the Arts and WHYY/NewsWorks.

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