Remember the famous Book of Delicious and Healthy Food? Our Ukrainian borsch is presented there in the usual “configuration” – meat, cabbage, beets, onions and other roots, tomato paste, vinegar and sugar. Served with sour cream and herbs. So far, this is the most popular recipe for now.

Last month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine submitted a nomination dossier “Culture of Ukrainian borscht cooking” for inclusion in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. Popular chef Yevhen Klopotenko initiated the recognition of borscht as the country’s national dish. He led the borsch and other bloggers and restaurateurs. In Vinnytsia, for example, they found an old borscht recipe on lard and a unique version of a dish with cherries.

And while for two years UNESCO will consider 700 pages of documentary evidence of the origin of borscht from Ukraine, we can confidently say that for us borscht is the head of everything! He is out of competition not only on weekdays, but also at weddings and memorial services. Borsch is the history and heritage of the people.

During the time when Western Europeans will get acquainted with our traditional food, Organic-D plans to grow so many ingredients for your favorite dish that it would be enough to cook borscht for all residents of the Central region of Ukraine!

Hopefully, you also love borscht as in Organic-D do.

Author: Юлія Чернік