Writing a Letter to a Friend
Hi, I’m Vlad. When I got a task to write a letter to a friend with the recipe of the most popular dish, I chose Ukrainian borshch without hesitation because it’s the most popular dish in all families of our country.
Thank you for your letter. It was so interesting to read about your town. The thing which impressed me the most is the fact that there is a swimming pool and you can go swimming all year round. I adore swimming but unfortunately can do it only in summer.
You asked me about the most popular dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. Ukrainians like to cook and eat varenyky, salo, holubtsi, pampushki, nalisnyky and many other tasty dishes. But borshch is the most popular. You can try borshch in every Ukrainian family, in every restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine. Borshch is considered to be cultural heritage, identity and tradition of Ukrainian people. UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, has registered Ukrainian borshch as part of Ukraine’s cultural heritage in 2022.
So I’d like to share with you the recipe of cooking this delicious and healthy soup. By the way, every housewife has her own recipe. I like my mum’s borshch more than my granny’s.
To cook Ukrainian borshch you need some meat, some beetroot, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomato paste, parsley, oil and salt. You may also add some beans, mushrooms, celera and bay leaves.
Follow the instructions:
Pour some water in the saucepan and put some meat into it. While it boils cut the vegetables than fry beetroot, carrots, onions add sliced tomatoes or tomato paste. Put cut potatoes into the saucepan.Then add cabbage, fried vegetables and salt to your taste. When it’s ready chop green parsley and dill and serve with sour cream. Enjoy!
Which dish is the most popular in your country? Can you share the recipe? Write me soon.