Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Kolkata is a city on the rise. With more tourists than ever choosing the West Bengal capital for a break, you may have it on your own bucket list. And with food being such a major draw in Kolkata, here are some of the best places to dine during your very first visit.  Russel Street   Street food ...read more »

Varenyky – famous Ukrainian dumplings

Varenyky – famous Ukrainian dumplings

If by any chance you've seen "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka", you remember the humorous episode in which varenyky kept jumping into Patsyuk's mouth all by themselves 🙂 [youtube]DlBLMpbTxk8[/youtube] If you haven't, than it's highly recommended, especially for those interested in the Ukrainian culture. It's there on YouTube with English subtitles. Alternatively, you can read the ...read more »

Borsch – the most iconic dish of the Ukrainian cuisine

Borsch – the most iconic dish of the Ukrainian cuisine

When I was in my teens, my grandmother used to often express her dissatisfaction with my reluctant attitude to housework and cooking. “You won’t even be able to cook borsch for your husband!” – she used to exclaim in her attempts to motivate me 🙂 Little my poor granny knew that the ability of cooking ...read more »

The Napoleon cake – my imperial treat :)

The Napoleon cake – my imperial treat :)

I've noticed baking isn't a big thing in India, and I have to admit I do feel a bit nostalgic when I think of the big, spacious gas oven in may parents' apartment in Ukraine. Actually, every Ukrainian household has that sort of oven. Otherwise, how would you spoil your family with cakes, pies, pizzas, ...read more »