Pyrohy or Varenyky – Did you know?
In Ukraine, pyrohy are best known under the name of Varenyky. The word ‘varenyky’ comes from the Ukrainian word ‘varyty´ or ‘to boil’ because this product is cooked in boiling water. This comfort food is spelled many different ways: pyrohy, pyrogy, pyrogie, pierogi, perogi and others. We’ve chosen the phonetic spelling of the Ukrainian pronunciation which is ‘pyrohy’.