Borscht soup could become official Ukrainian cultural heritage

“Borscht” is a traditional beetroot and cabbage soup and could soon be officially recognised as a Ukrainian cultural heritage.

The country has nominated the popular dish for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Is Borscht Ukrainian or Russian?

Last year chef Levgen Klopotenko tried to convince authorities to put Borscht forward for nomination. But this caused controversy as in many places its name is synonymous with Russian soup.

Borscht, said Russian authorities, is “one of Russia’s most famous and beloved dishes and a symbol of traditional cuisine”.

Klopotenko disagrees, “A lot of things were taken away from Ukraine, but they will not take our Borscht”.

How do you make Borscht?

There are dozens of recipes for the

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