Author: Liva

Rye bread on a white plate

Garlic Bread (Ķiploku grauzdiņi)

Latvian garlic bread is not your regular white bread smeared with garlic herb butter and eaten as entree before pizza. Latvian garlic bread is made from rye bread (rupjmaize) and...

bilberries and milk in a bowl

Bilberries and milk

Berries and mushrooms… I miss them from Latvia the most. Picking wild strawberries and bilberries in a forest and arranging them on a grass stem, gooseberries, raspberries, red currants and...

Picture of recipe in an old Latvian cookbook

Rasols

When food is involved, every Latvian will have their own recipe for everything and anything. Most heated discussions, however, revolve around the best pīrāgi dough and what is the correct...

Lazy cabbage rolls or cabbage and meat stew on a white plate

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls – what’s not to love? But what do you do when it is Monday night, no Latvian deli in sight, and no energy to cook? Needless to say,...

Biezpiens

Biezpiens (Cottage Cheese)

Biezpiens (also known as cottage cheese, curds, quark and farmer’s cheese) is a staple in Latvian kitchen. Mixed with sour cream, dill, parsley, cucumber or radish on rye bread, it...

lauku torte

Lauku Torte

When you look at a recipe that requires a dozen eggs as a minimum, you know you have hit Latvian cooking gold. The name has it all – lauku torte...

Latvian Christmas decoration - puzurs

Ziemassvētki (Christmas)

Celebration of Christmas in Latvia is rich in tradition with a sprinkling of superstition. Although now Christmas has been tamed down to a quiet family celebration, it used to be...

baked cheese sandwiches by latvianeats.com

Baked cheese toasties

My mum is not much of a cook (and she knows it), and this is the only recipe I ever learned from her. I remember her making these baked cheese...

Latvian hazelnut meringue chocolate cake

Hazelnut meringue chocolate cake

Latvia is having a birthday next week, and I cannot think of many other occasions that could warrant making a lavish cake with delicate hazelnut meringue and rich chocolate cream....