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Traditionally served throughout markets and homes in Eastern Europe, the most simple answer is that they are hand held pies, generally savory but also available sweet. Their fillings are as diverse and differing as the cultures and people who make and serve them. That is the beauty of Piroshky – everyone makes it a little different. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation, from babushka to children.
How is Piroshky Piroshky unique?
Piroshky Piroshky integrates traditional recipes with the tastes of the Northwest. The Smoked Salmon Pate gives the piroshky a Seattle spin with a delicious blend of smoked salmon, cream cheese, a dash of dill and onion. All are individually made from scratch and hand molded into unique shapes. Although that is done primarily to make differentiating between them an easier task, the Smoked Salmon Pate in the shape of a fish provides even more Seattle flavor.
What other flavors are available?
The full menu of Sweet, Meat and Vegetable piroshky can be found at http://www.piroshkybakery.com/menu.php.
The newest items on the menu include a breakfast-lovers Bacon, Hash Browns, Egg and Cheese Piroshky and a perfect-for-springtime Carrot, Broccoli and Brown Rice Piroshky. Piroshky Piroshky offers a rotation of seasonal items and features holiday specials such as Holiday Kringle and Easter Kulich.
How did Piroshky Piroshky get its start?
The bakery was started in 1992 by the Kotelnikov family, which is from Russia and Estonia, with only $1200 and donations from friends and strangers. Current owner Oliver Kotelnikov’s father was also a baker, so he grew up with both culinary influences. Piroshky Piroshky treats are a mix of cultures, based on a creative approach that also incorporates influences from bakery workers as well as its customers. Piroshky Piroshky’s fame grew in 2007 when Anthony Bourdain featured the bakery on No Reservations.
How is Piroshky Piroshky involved in the community?
As a long-time staple at Pike Place Market, Piroshky Piroshky is well connected to the city and to the Market and looks forward to making more local friends and customers in the new location. The well-established Piroshky Piroshky has close ties to the Pike Place Market Foundation and Union Gospel Mission, where it donates products.