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 🙂 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 »

7 exciting things to do in a Ukrainian village in summer

7 exciting things to do in a Ukrainian village in summer

In spite of the latest political events, my country is becoming more and more popular among the travelers who’d like to experience an authentic Easter European culture. A lot of people visit the most popular tourist destinations like Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and the Carpathian mountains, and I’ve read quite a few interesting feedbacks in different ...read more »

7 traditional foods of the Ukrainian cuisine you won’t be able to resist:)

7 traditional foods of the Ukrainian cuisine you won’t be able to resist:)

Do I miss the Ukrainian cuisine? Honestly, I don’t know. Perhaps I’m not such a great foodie and a range of available dishes doesn’t do a significant impact on my life. Of course, at first Ukrainian cuisine was something I missed a lot after coming to India – many dishes were impossible to cook here ...read more »