Ukraine: Exploring Different Ethnic Cultures Through Food


Has Ukraine succeeded in promoting a truly multi-ethnic and pluralistic state?  On the local Kyiv food scene at least, the country seems to have succeeded.

Georgian bread, condiments and spices.

Georgian Ptali vegetable plate.

Georgian plate featuring ubiquitous eggplant-walnut roll-ups, accompanied by a complimentary glass of Cha Cha firewater.

On a somewhat more unusual note, Kyiv also offers Carpathian cuisine, not to be confused with the Caucasus region (note: for more on Transcarpathia click here).

Creamy mushroom corn porridge and Transcarpathian drink.

The Transcarpthian drink had a distinctly smoky flavor.


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