January 18, 2022

The Fight for Dumplings


The Fight for Dumplings
Certainly a controversial subject. Flickr user Gourmandise

Good news, kids: you might finally be able to have pelmeni at school!

During a recent meeting of the Moscow Oblast regional government, governor Andrei Vorobyov inquired with indignation as to why pelmeni are not given to children in schools. Minister of Education Ilya Bronshtein replied that it is a matter of public health. Bronshtein suggested that the issue must be taken up with Rospotrebnadzor (the federal service responsible for consumer rights), as (according to him) the popular dumplings pose a health risk that other foods do not.

Vorobyov handled the situation sternly; he demanded that this unthinkable situation be corrected. "What's wrong with pelmeni? It's a reasonable desire. We all went to school, we all wanted pelmeni. Why are there no pelmeni?"

The issue was closed when the chief sanitary doctor of the region promised to work on adding pelmeni to the menu in the near future.

Fortunately we adults can have as many pelmeni as we want.

 

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