Ukrainian cuisine

Ukrainian cuisine shows a sophisticated simplicity based on pleasing combinations of fresh, pickled, and smoked ingredients. While cooking techniques are not complicated, dishes may contain a great number of ingredients and unusual combinations, such as shuba salad which combines pickled herring and beets. Food is neither highly spiced nor bland, but skillfully seasoned to perfection.

Borscht

Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European countries. In most of these countries, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple colour.

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Kutia – Slavic Christmas Poppy Seed Dessert

A Slavic Christmas concoction of poppy seeds, honey, wheat, nuts and fruit was consumed on the longest night of the year, during a ritual to remember family ancestors. The dish has survived for millennia and has been adopted as part of the Christian Christmas Eve tradition.

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Potato Babka

Potato Babka is very similar in taste to Potato Pancakes, but cooked in a different way. The potatoes are creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Using raw grated potatoes makes the texture so unique. Enjoy with a bit of sour cream and some fresh minced herbs.

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Syrniki – Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes

A soft mixture is shaped into cakes and fried until the outside becomes crisp and the centre is warm and creamy. Their simplicity has made them very popular in Eastern Europe when served for breakfast or dessert.

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