“Pīrādziņi Speķa” literally means “mini bacon patties” in Latvian. These small bacon and onion pies are a Latvian both festive and common staple.
Шкембе чорба (Shkembe chorba) Bulgarian delicious and nutritious tripe soup prepared in Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Turkey and Iran. Shekam is the Persian word for stomach. Make sure you put a mixture of mashed garlic and vinegar called “Чесън” (chesyn). It is a traditional accompaniment for the soup.
Ciorbă is one of the most popular soup in either Romania and Moldova. Moldovan cuisine has evolved over the centuries to become very eclectic due to its history.
Лапша (Lapsha) is handmade Noodles which was adopted by Russians from Tatars. The noodles are cooked with butter, sour cream, onion or soup base.
Pljeskavica is a Balkan national dish. It is burger patty made with a mixture of ground meats. It is spicy and served with Kajmak (fresh cheese similar to clotted cream).
Bulgarians love yogurt, and Таратор (tarator) is the traditional Bulgarian cold cucumber soup made with yogurt, dill, and garlic creating a refreshing soup for warm summer days.
Ćevapčići is definitely the one that will be on the top of the national cuisine in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is an increasingly popular Balkan sausage made without casing. Ground beef, lamb, pork or any combination of those meats might be used. Spices such as cumin and pepper will enhance the flavor.
бефстроганов(Beef Stroganoff) was invented by a chef working for a Russian general, Count Pavel Stroganov, in the 1890s. It is a one of the Russian national dish which includes sautéed pieces of beef and served in a sauce with smetana or sour cream.
Pirozhki(plural) or Pirozhok(singular) are individual-sized baked pastries stuffed with a variety of fillings. Common fillings include mashed potatoes, stewed cabbage, and browned ground beef.
Salma has many varieties in Eastern Europe, but the one posted here is my experience in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was simple cabbage rolls which are stuffed with ground meat, onion, and rice.
“Sogandolma” means “stuffed onions” in Turkish. It is the dish made of onion bulbs stuffed with minced meat, oats, rice, tomato sauce and herb seasoning.
Blini is a Orthodox feast celebrated on Eastern Slavic religious holiday called “Maslenitsa”. Traditionally it is a day when people eat big amounts of this flat pancakes.
As the territory of Moldova is densely forested, usage of various mushrooms are also widespread. This salad recipe is most joyous healthy. It was minimally seasoned with oil, salt and vinegar.
This salad is called “Vinegret” and is extremely traditional in the Russian cuisine. This is both healthy and good any time of the year. Beetroots, the cornerstone of the Russian diet, makes a truly wonderful combination of vibrant colors. Other ingredients include pickled cucumber, potato, beans and green leaves.
Shopska salad is spelled as “Шопска салата” in Macedonian. The most notable ingredient in this salad is plenty of white cheese. This recipe is very simple, authentic, and resemble to Bulgarian salad. Main ingredients are tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onion and white cheese (feta).
Potatoes play a major role in the cuisines of Belarus. драники(Draniki), potato pancakes in English, would be a traditional and most famous national dish in Belarus. This potato pancakes are usually served with smetana (sour cream). I’ve had it with ikra (fish roe).
Varenyky (spelled Вареники) is very popular Moldovan dish, the stuffing for these shells is so varied that recipes get evolved according to the taste palates. Various ingredients such as meat, fruits, potatoes, vegetables can be wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough.
A national dish in Poland. Various types of Pierogi are sold and can be traced back to China. This type of dumpling is very similar to Pelmeni and vareniki. Here I post the picture of “Pierogi z Miesem” which is made of dumpling skin and meat.
There are 70 breweries in Poland include Żywiec. In pubs beer is often served with raspberry or blackcurrant juice (sokiem) and drunk using a straw. Beer and syrup should taste better!
Bigos is a traditional Polish stew using kapsta (polish sauerkraut, fermented cabbage). Many authentic recipe include tomato, Kielbasa (polish traditional sausage) and meat as main ingredients. Bigos might resemble to Russian Shchi.