Category Archives: Ritual Dishes

Ukrainian Easter bread

Ukrainian Easter bread (also called Paska) is a sweet bread that Ukrainians bake for Easter and take to church in their baskets together with other foods to be blessed.

Today I’m glad to share with you one more amazing Ukrainian recipe for Easter bread....

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Ukrainian Cabbage Dish

1907162Here is the wonderful recipe for cabbage dish which takes its roots from Transcarpathia and is called kulish. This dish was often served during weddings. Back in the day each Ukrainian wedding couldn’t go without this dish. Each mistress had her own recipe which was...

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Christmas Kutia

kutiaKutia is one of twelve dishes which are cooked for Christmas. Moreover, kutia is the main dish of Christmas table which is served first.

In this recipe you’ll find out how to make delicious and flavorful Ukrainian Christmas kutia even if...

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Christmas Kalach

rojdestvkalachThere is a tradition in Ukraine to present kalach when visiting relatives and friends during Christmas and New Year holidays.

Of course, there is a wide choice in shops. However there is nothing like flavorful, golden, and sweet homemade kalach. Real...

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Chicken, Pork, and Beef Kholodets

main_post_5424d1ac08ce863f4750fa834082b522Kholodets is a jelly-like dish from meat broth. It gets its name from ‘kholod’, the Ukrainian word for cold and is traditionally served in Ukraine during winter holidays.

When served, kholodets has the shape of the basin where it was chilled....

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Honey Cookies for Saint Nicholas Day

Новогоднее-печенье-2In Ukraine the 19th of December is the day of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. One of the most magic and pleasant moments is that Saint Nicholas came at night and puts some presents under the pillows of children. Kids are...

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