A COUNTY business which sells Polish cuisine has been nominated for a national BBC award in the street food category.

Old Granary Pierogi, which is based in Marden in North Herefordshire, has been shortlisted to the final three for the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018 in the street food/takeaway category.

The company is run by Emilia Koziol Wisniewski, Piotr Wisniewski and Jacek Koziol who settled in rural Herefordshire and embraced British cuisine before infusing it with their Polish culinary knowledge.

They sell pierogi which can resemble either Italian ravioli or the traditional Cornish pasty. Their pierogi are made from dough, rolled and stuffed with a variety of fillings.

Emilia said: "It's a great feeling to know that many people who love our food nominated us showing their appreciation of what we do and we're hugely grateful for their support.

"As street food is probably peaking at its popularity now, it makes our shortlisting even more thrilling with over 400 nominees in our category."

They sell their pierogi at events around the county and also provide catering for weddings, birthday parties and special events.

And last month they opened up a takeaway in Marden which sells pierogi, beef goulash, bigos, Polish sausage and homemade curry.

Emilia said they were unable to open a takeaway at their base in the village before as there was a shared entrance but they have now taken over the remaining part of the building in Walkers Green.

She added: "So now, at last, we could start serving our food to the local community, who have been enquiring about that possibility for the past four years."

The winner of the street food award will be announced at the BBC Food and Farming ceremony in Bristol on June 13.

Emilia added: "Before though, we'll be visited by the judges - Tom Parker-Bowles and Nigel Barden and both, BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 will be coming too for a recording session to our takeaway in Marden."