I’m in California for an intense few days of on-site computer programming. Yesterday I saw something new-to-me, a bagel store that sold “piroshkies” in various sizes. I’d never heard of piroshki before, and as I peered at the selection I could only gather that they were some kind of bread with stuff in them. I am a big fan of breads with stuff in it, so I just looked it up: Pirozki is apparently Russian in origin, with variations in other parts of Europe and surprisingly also in Japan, where it is thought to be the inpiration for karē pan (curry bread), my FAVORITE of ALL breads-with-stuff-in-them. I’m going to have to see if I can find THAT while I’m on the west coast.


  1. Vladimir 12 years ago

    Yes, Pirozki is East European, mostly Russian, Ukranian, partly Romanian and Bulgarian. Try to find Russian or Ukranian shop in the West Cost.

  2. J Vick 12 years ago

    variant of perogies, which you can buy in supermarket @home, but I’ll bet the bakery ones are better.

  3. Jessica Peters 12 years ago

    What part of California are you visiting, if you don’t mind me asking?

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    Dave Seah 12 years ago

    Jessica: I’m in the San Jose area.

  5. Helen Clement 12 years ago

    Should you go to Seattle, the best piroshky shop is at Pike Place Market (it’s across the street from the main market). Worth going to Seattle for, in fact.