This is very interesting----"Pierogi are of untraceable origin - in many countries they are claimed to be "original traditional food". They have strong links to Slavic culture, and may also have originated among other European peoples, such as: Poles, Ukrainians, Italians, Romanians, Russians, Lithuanians, Latvians, and Slovaks. In Asia, similar food is served on Chinese tables, where they are characterized as dumplings. Other forms were spotted throughout the Far East, which fuels speculation, well-founded or not, that the Mongols or Persians brought the recipe to the West. "No matter where they came from,pierogy are one of my most favourite foods.