Ukrainian traditional cuisine starters
Starters characterise Ukrainian national cuisine as a full one in terms of nutrition quality. A wide range of soups, recipes of which include majority of available ingredients, enrich nutrition and beneficially effects human digestive system.
Ukrainian cuisine starters are first of all soups like borsch. Each region of Ukraine has it’s own borsch recipe. The most popular are Kiev, Lvov and Poltava borsches. Although it is not a unique major dish of Ukrainian national cuisine. Such soups like kulish, borage, yushka meat soup, fish soup (ukha), okroshka and slumgullion are also popular. And each of these soups has a lot of variations.
A lot of soups are prepared on the basis of popular types of meat and vegetables. The most popular meat basis is pork, while beet-root, legumes, potatoes and carrots are the most popular vegetables.
Ukraine cuisine soups - Borsch
Ukraine cuisine soups - Uha (fish soup)
Ukraine cuisine soups - Okroshka
Ukrainian traditional cuisine afters
Ukrainian national cuisine afters are delicious, nutritious and useful. Some afters have penetrated into world cookery, for example vareniki and halushki, eaten with great pleasure all over the globe, especially where there is Ukrainian Diaspora.
Besides all that we have to mention such Ukrainian cuisine afters as meat balls, roast meat, diverse recipes of cutlets, polyadvitsa, krucheniki, smazhenina, zazivanets, mazuryky and loads of fish dishes. A lot of afters are made from potatoes: deruny and knydly, for example.
Particular attention should be paid to starchy foods. Ukrainian cuisine prepares great quantity of pies (pirogs) and slozheniks. Another special dish is holodets (aspic), prepared according to different recipes all over Ukraine.
Ukraine cuisine afters - Vareniki
Ukraine cuisine afters - Halushki
Ukraine cuisine afters - Cutlets
Ukraine cuisine afters - Krucheniki
Ukraine cuisine afters - Deruny
Ukraine cuisine - Holodets
Ukraine cuisine - Whortleberry pie