Category Archives: Ritual Dishes

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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Magic Varenyky with predictions for the next year

197084_600Each of your family members and guests is going to find predictions for the next year inside his or her varenyk.

The Ukrainians celebrate New Year twice in the year because of the differences between Gregorian (secular) and Julian (Orthodox Church) calendar. The...

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Wedding round loaf of bread

karavayToday we are going to cook the Ukrainian round loaf of bread for a wedding. It is the first bread which newlyweds should taste together.

Parents-in-law present this round loaf on a Ukrainian embroidered towel. The parents meet the happy pair with bread and salt...

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Chovlent (the cuisine of Zakarpatye)

244_14_10_2014Chovlent - is a very tasty dish in pots. The baked beef, beans, and carrot with tomato paste is delicious, nourishing, and useful.

The dish has its history. It was borrowed from the Jewish cuisine. As you know the Jewish people don’t...

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Nalysnyky

nalistnikiNalysnyky – the thin pancakes with curd stuffing rolled up to form a tube and fried to a golden crisp. In ancient times the pancakes were baked in Ukraine on the metal sheets and that is the reason why this dish got it title. Today...

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