Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Pickles on a Pedestal
You might be wondering why we named this blog The Pickle Project when we're writing about all kinds of food and foodways, not just pickles. But we're happy to confirm our thoughts that pickles represent something important here in Ukraine, thanks to American Peace Corps volunteer Pat Combs who sent us this photo of yes, a statue of a barrel of pickles.
Giant Ukrainian food has come to the new world as well. In Glendon, Alberta, now the home of many Ukrainian immigrants and their descendants, there's a statue of a giant vareynky (or pierogi) --speared by a fork and ready to eat!
Are there more food statues out there in Ukraine? If you've seen one, send us your pictures.
Pickle barrel monument, courtesy Pat Combs
Galushka monument, Poltava, via wikipedia.commons.org
Monument, Cherkasi, via travelgather.com