Latvian Eats Blog

cabbage-rolls-carrot sauce

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls (kāpostu tīteņi) is one of those dishes that many like to eat but deem to challenging to make. Not so long ago I belonged to this category, however,...

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...

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...

marinated pumpkin latvian eats

Marinated pumpkin

Latvians are in to preserving things. Fruit, vegetables, berries, mushrooms – you name it, we preserve it.  It all relates to winter – it is (literally) freezing cold for 6-7...

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...

Bean salad//Pupiņu salāti

Bean salad

Bean salad (pupiņu salāti), in my opinion, is Latvian equivalent of fast food: it is cheap, fast and easy to make, but without the greasy aftertaste. There are several variations...

Latvian cheesecake (biezpienmaize)

Biezpienmaize, literally cottage cheese bread, is my favourite cake in the world. My fondest cake memories are from the high school, when my friends and I would enjoy breaks between...

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...