Tagged: traditional

rye bread

Rye Bread

Rye bread (rupjmaize, rudzu maize) always has been a staple of Latvian diet. Traditionally, Latvians ate whatever was available during the season – cereals, legumes and root vegetables, meat and...

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...

sorrel soup

Sorrel Soup

Nettle, sorrel and dandelion may be considered as weeds in most parts of the world, but in Latvia all these plants are part of a diet. Every spring, as soon...

sauteed sauerkraut stoveti kaposti

Sauteed Sauerkraut

Sauteed sauerkraut (štovēti kāposti) is my “must-have” Christmas dish. Ever since I can remember, my grandma would spend most of the December 24 in the kitchen boiling, frying and sauteing...

Sklandrausis - traditional latvian vegetable tarts

Sklandrausis

Sklandrausis is one of the most traditional and most unique Latvian dishes. It was the first Latvian dish that was granted “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” status by the European Commission, listing...

piragi bacon pies

Pīrāgi (bacon buns)

Speķa pīrāgi or bacon pies/pasties have become the most popular and most recognised of Latvian treats. Traditionally they would be eaten at any major celebration, be it birthday, Chistmas or...

Latvian cheese

Jāņu siers (Latvian cheese)

Līgo and Jāņi or summer solstice is one of the biggest Latvian celebrations. Celebrated on June 23 & 24, it is two days and a night of food, singing and...

Meatball soup - Frikadelu zupa

Frikadeļu zupa (Meatball soup)

Let’s talk soup. Without much exaggeration, Australians only eat pumpkin or pea & ham soup, only in winter and usually both are blended to the consistency of baby food. Latvians,...