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!
Discover Ukrainian cuisine, try Taras’ mouthwatering recipes and check out his two best-selling cookbooks! Read more about Taras here.
Today Taras is going to show us a different take on the traditional Ukrainian borshch and perogies/varenyky.
This borshch is not red… but green! The main ingredient is sorrel, and is popular in Ukraine as an alternative to red borshch when beets are not available.
He’ll also be showing you how to make lazy perogies or varenyky, also known as “paliushky”, which some people consider Ukrainian gnocchi! Filled perogies can be time consuming to make, so these are a quicker, easier alternative!
Keep reading for our recipes for:
1) Green Borshch
2) Lazy Perogies/Varenyky
See the full cooking class video for both recipes here.
Ukrainian cuisine is a delicious combination of traditions, history, and the abundance of our land’s natural wealth. Historically, Ukrainian cuisine and all the dishes we cook day-to-day combine many cultural and culinary influences from various European countries, whilst also being unique in themselves.
Christmas & Easter are beloved celebrations not only in Ukraine, but all around the world. These days are special, as they bring entire families together. Christmas Eve dinner usually consists of 12 traditional dishes – Taras lays out his favourite 12 Christmas dishes in this holiday cookbook, followed by a guide for the essential elements for your Easter basket. Enjoy traditions, holiday recipes, and time spent with family – cooking with Taras’ Kitchen!