Category Archives: Second Course

10 astonishing facts about Ukrainian varenyky

Varenyky (vareniki/dumplings) are known all over the world and Ukraine is the motherland for this wonderful dish. The national love immortalized varenyky in poems, songs, movies, and even monuments!

1. Varenyky are popular across the globe, and abroad they have other names, shapes, and...

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Mayonnaise-free shuba (herring under a fur coat)

Shuba is a traditional Ukrainian layered salad made from salted herring, beet, potato, and carrot. This dish is usually dressed with mayonnaise, but today we’re going to cook a mayonnaise-free version and cook our salad with sunflower oil.

Shuba is often made in most...

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Potato cakes with mushrooms in a clay pot

Potato pancakes, also called as deruny, tertiukhy, and kremzlyky, are widely popular in Ukraine. This dish is a wonderful example of a really good Ukrainian comfort food. There are dozens of recipe variations, including the ones with mushrooms, cabbage, egg and onion, ground meat, etc.

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Cheesy chicken and potato casserole

Baked chicken and potato present a yummy combination on their own, but mixed together with tomatoes and cheese, they make an elaborate dinner that is hearty, healthy, and tasty. This dish is easy to whip up, appetizing to look at, and the cherry on the cake...

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