Our Tour Leader, Taras, is not just great at making sure you have an amazing experience while on tour, he is also a Ukrainian food specialist and master chef in the kitchen!

This has led Taras to write not one, but TWO cookbooks: “Ukrainian Cooking in Taras’ Kitchen”, and “Ukrainian Cooking in Taras’ Kitchen: Christmas and Easter Dishes“.

 Click the links to purchase yours today! They will be sure to take you on a culinary journey to explore the many flavours of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, here is a sneak peeks at some of his recipes:


  • 3 cabbage heads 
  • 1 carrot
  •  1 Tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt

You’ll also need:

  • Grater
  • 1 Large jar, washed & dried 


  1. Grate the cabbages & carrot on a grater. 
  2. Stir the carrot and cabbage together, before adding the salt & sugar, and mixing again. 
  3. Squeeze the juice from the cabbage, and scoop into a jar. 
  4. Push down the cabbage in the jar with a whisk or spoon. Place a glass of water, or something heavy into the jar to press down on the cabbage and push up the water. 
  5. Cover and put aside. Then, for 3 days, poke hole into the cabbage mixture daily to let air out. 
  6. Leave for 1 week in a warm place, then seal the jar and keep in a fridge or cold place.



Potato Pancakes


  • 6-8 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 150 ml vegetable oil for cooking


  1. Peel and finely grate your potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic. Beat the eggs and add into the vegetable mixture. Add in the salt, pepper, and flour, and mix to combine well.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Using a spoon scoop out the mixture onto the pan into small pancakes, and fry on each side, until crispy and golden. Serve with sour cream or mushroom gravy.

Buy Taras's brand new cookbooks!

Choose from “Everyday Dishes”, or “Christmas and Easter Dishes” or BOTH

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Green and Red Christmas Menu

 Like these? Check out some of Taras’ other recipes:

Copy of Copy of MEme (1)
Copy of Copy of MEme (2)