Meet Ukraine!. Prepared by Yana Hryschenko Kremenchuk - 2013.
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Kremenchuk - 2013
Ukraine is washed by 73,000 streams of water including 131 rivers more than 100 km long
Ukraine's flora numbers, close to 30,000 higher and lower plant species
Ukraine's wildlife is represented by over 44,000 animal species
Ukrainian cuisine enjoys honored popularity among other Slavic cuisines. Many dishes like varenyky and borshch are now considered to be international. Modern Ukrainian cuisine traditions were formed in the 19th century. Now we can see some specific distinctions between cuisines of Volyn, Poltavshchyna, Zakarpattia and Bukovyna regions. Thus Ukrainian cuisine is united by several common principles of choosing food and cooking.
Borshch is cooked of fresh vegetables: cabbage, beets, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots with the addition of pounded lard with garlic. The combination of all these ingredients gives borsch unforgettable taste
Varenyky is a typically Ukrainian dish. They can be filled with cheese, potatoes, fried cabbage and berries in summer – cherries, blackberries, strawberries and even poppy seeds with sugar.
Can you imagine a real Ukrainian who doesn’t know what is “lard”? – I can’t.
To cook yellow thin and yummy pancakes you may use a very simple recipe:
2 eggs1/2 cup of milk3 tablespoons water1/2 cup flour4 teaspoons salt; 1 teaspoon oil
A very delicious dish – a combination of cabbage, meat, rice, carrot – is a perfect main course.
Though it will take 3 – 4 hours to cook kholodets, the result is worth it! Your guests will be surprised and proud to learn that you are very good at cooking.