by Olga  

One of the most traditional Russian dishes is борщ. This is a soup primarily made from beets, potatoes, cabbage, meat, and carrots. This dish is commonly served with a dollop of sour cream and rye bread. This soup dates back to the 18th century and is commonly served in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Growing up, I can distinctly remember having борщ for dinner a few times a week. As a child, I remember helping my mother in the kitchen as she made this delicious soup. Today I make this soup for my family; it continues to be part of our family tradition.

I have noticed that in almost every Russian household in America, борщ continues to be a traditional soup and is made regularly by many of my Russian friends. I feel very happy when I visit my Russian friends and they offer me борщ. They say, «Ты хочешь борщ со сметаной? » “Do you want some borscht with sour cream?” I love it that a simple soup can bring family and friends together and help them stay connected and close.


Comment from: Юля [Visitor]

Viva la БОРЩ!

Спасибо Вам, огромное за ваш сайт и во истинну познавательную информацию!!!

02/21/10 @ 03:45
Comment from: Jenny [Visitor]

I have a recipe for борщ, but it doesn’t include potatoes. Care to share your recipe? Спасибо!

09/18/08 @ 09:10

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