The authentic Kherson cuisine: A gastronomic journey through Southern Ukraine

The Kherson region (Khersonshchyna) is a captivating southern region in Ukraine, boasting many picturesque landscapes and fascinating attractions. Among the sights are: the renowned Askania-Nova biosphere reserve; the Black and Azov Seas shores; historical museums; the winery named after Prince Trubetsky. The Kherson region is also known for its unique local cuisine. Because of its diverse heritage, stemming from the coexistence of multiple cultures, Kherson's culinary traditions effortlessly blend Western and Eastern flavors. In the late XIX century, many different nationalities lived on the territory of the Kherson region: Greeks,...

Reconnecting with traditions: 5 forgotten dishes of Ukrainian cuisine

Ukrainian cuisine boasts a rich history and a diverse range of authentic dishes that have gradually disappeared from modern kitchens. While contemporary recipes have replaced some, others have been forgotten. Today, we're bringing you 5 unique dishes that you can recreate in the comfort of your own home. Let's start with zaiets, a traditional Ukrainian meatloaf! Zaiets (meatloaf) Also known as 'fake zaiets' (hare), this dish was born out of the desire to enjoy a game dish without hunting. The recipe cleverly substitutes other types of meat for the hare....

The history of salo in Ukrainian cuisine: From traditional staple to national symbol

Every country has national dishes that are popular far beyond country borders. In Ukraine, salo is one of the most iconic foods; it is consumed raw, salted, and smoked. There is a wide variety of tasty ways to cook salo, but the main thing is that salo remains consistently delicious no matter how it is cooked.  Here are some historical facts and salo recipes for you to learn. Salo in Ukraine's history Salo doesn't have an exact date of "birth", and scientists believe that people started consuming salo a very...