- Stuart Spector
30 yrs ago I used to eat at a place on 2nd Ave. called the Ukranian National Home?, it was a catering hall which had a few tables in the front. Pirogies were available there with Bryndza sauce ( they always warned you that it was $1. extra. ) Does this place still exist?, has anyone heard of Bryndza sauce? Its made with a sheep milk cheese and thats about all I know of it.
Re: Bryndza, the closest I can get---and this may only be related tangentially--is what is usually transliterated as "brinza" or "brynza" and it is essestially a goosed-up feta. I make it with Bulgarian feta becuase it is so creamy. Add a little olive oil, vinegar, paprika, mint, cilantro, tarragon, basil, green onion or chive or even minced shallot. Obviously, the proportions wil vary according to taste. (I have even crushed some poached garlic and added it. I use it on toast and as a party snack.
You can gild the lily with some chopped olives.....maybe walnuts, who knows?
I don't know about the sauce, but the Ukranian National Home is still on 2nd Ave around 9th St.