In our second book (working title: Savor Every Moment), pierogi play a supporting role. Mitch, our hero, mentions to Kara, our heroine, that his mother makes her own pierogi from a recipe she learned from her grandmother and mother. Later, when Kara is in her restaurant kitchen, she finds herself making pierogi. Pierogi is relevant because historically, the population of Lawrenceville was primarily made up of Polish and Irish immigrants. I too have Polish and Irish heritage.