If there is one item that puts Ukrainian cookery on the map of International Yum, that would be borscht. I would love to tell you that there are poems and songs written about it, borscht cook-offs and Borschtfests are held around the world, but, sadly, I can’t report any of this; apparently the rest of […]
Russian literary genius Aleksander Pushkin concluded one of his fairy tales with these words: “The tale is a lie, but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for the fine lads”… Indeed, we find that each fairy tale, while not exactly a true story, inevitably leaves us a breadcrumb trail of clues, tiny glimpses into the time when the […]
A while back, I posted Poetic Soup, which my daughter and I made based on a recipe hidden in a poem by a Polish author. The soup was fun to make, fun to eat, and the whole experience of porting a favorite work of literature into my other favorite — cooking — was nothing short of wonderful. […]
Growing up, among my favorite books one could find a collection of poetry for children by Polish authors. It was wonderfully translated into Russian by various talented Russian writers. I loved many of the poems and you could hear me reciting some of them quite frequently.