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The Ukrainian cuisine will delight Euro 2012 fans

The Ukraine will meet fans of Euro 2012 with its traditional cuisine. By its versatility, craftsmanship and taste the Ukrainian cuisine is on par with the world’s most popular cuisines of Italy, Japan, India, China or Mexico. The Director of the Ukrainian club of agrarian business Taras Gagalyuk, reports “The Ukraine today may be considered a European leader in the consumption of certain products.» The Ukraine ranks third in consumption of milk, the second place – of the sugar and honey. Potatoes is leading the first place. Incidentally, the Ukrainian cuisine has more than 500 recipes for dishes from potatoes! These consumer preferences, according to Gagalyuk, are important information for the guests of Euro 2012, which will be interested to taste traditional Ukrainian cuisine and want to know what they will be offered to eat during the football season.

Residents of Ukraine have long been famous for their hospitality and inimitable cuisine. The
Ukrainian cuisine is a harmony of vegetables and meat dishes, various fish dishes. Borsch and dumplings, sausages, drinks made of fruits and honey are known far beyond the Ukraine. National cookery has hundreds of recipes.

Some foods have a long history, such as Ukrainian borscht made of meat, potato, cabbage and tomatoes as its main components. The complex set of components (borscht includes around 20) is characteristic for Ukrainian cuisine as well as the combination of several methods of thermal processing products.


Among meat products the primary product is pork, followed by poultry and beef. Different cereals are popular as well: millet, buckwheat, rice, etc. From the wide variety of alcohol drinks one will choose legendary Ukrainian vodka, in particular honey and pepper vodka, combining the bitterness of pepper, honey flavour and aroma of wild herbs.

 The Ukraine is especially famous for its dumplings called varenyky. They can be offered with different fillings – potatoes, cabbage, cherries, cottage cheese, etc and usually served with a sour cream or roasted beckon with onions. Another popular dish from flour is pyrogy or baked pies which are impossible to dislike. These pies are also offered with all kinds of fillings, ranging from apples and cherries and finishing with rhubarb.

 

The symbol of the Ukraine is its most honoured product – salo or a kind of bacon which has a unique taste due to some peculiarities of its processing. Being in the Ukraine you should definitely taste this product as you will never have an opportunity to taste in other country. Specially good is Ukrainian so called “home-made sausage” though it is necessarily made at home.

Of course, you can find any other national cuisine within Kiev or other restaurants. However, do not miss a chance of tasting Ukrainian dishes which are really delightful and unique.

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