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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....

Latvian meatloaf (fake hare)

False hare and cucumber salad

Commonly known in Latvia as “Viltotais zaķis” (literally False hare, also known as Falscher Hase), and everywhere else in the world as a meatloaf, it is a dish that shows...

pickled-cucumber

Pickled cucumbers

I once wrote that Latvians would pickle, marinate or otherwise preserve anything that grows (or breathes). While summer is in full bloom and gardens and markets full of fresh produce,...

Heirloom tomato salad

Tomato salad

Tomato salad, especially when made with homegrown heirloom tomatoes, is one of my favourite summer comfort foods; it is unpretentious, yet satisfying. The best part always is the juice and...

yeast pancakes

Yeast pancakes

Yeast pancakes with mixed berry jam and sour cream used to be (and probably still are) dessert staple in Latvian schools. They are more time consuming to make, but the...

milk vegetable soup

Milk vegetable soup

Milk vegetable soup (piena dārzeņu zupa) is a must have for summer when carrots, potatoes, peas and cabbage are just coming in season.  But really, it can be made any...

fish with carrots and tomatoes

Fish in Carrot and Tomato Sauce

Recently I got an email from Lidija in Sydney. She wrote that growing up as a kid and teenager she would have a particular fish and tomato dish served at...

beef turnovers latvian food recipe

Beef turnovers

Beef turnovers (buljona pīrādziņi, literally “broth pies”) are distant cousins of popular bacon pies (pīrāgi); they are more delicate and slightly more time consuming. Nevertheless, they are worth the effort...