Pecha Kucha: Ukrainian Food Traditions

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FOOD TRADITIONS for beginners PechaKucha 16 Dec 2016

UKRAINE by Andrii Gakhov

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains.

Main Holidaysin Ukraine

New YearChristmasOld New YearJesus' baptism

Maslenitsa8 MarchEaster1 May 9 MayTrinityConstitution DayIndependence Day PokrovDefender of the Fatherland Day

is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

Vocabulary[liv'e ] made with diced boiled potatoes, carrots, brined dill pickles, green peas, eggs, diced boiled chicken, dressed with mayonnaise. [De d Moro z] is a fictional character similar to that of Father Christmas. The literal translation is "Old Man Frost". Ded Moroz is accompanied by [snegurochka]. [P t' minu t] [5 minutes] is a song by soviet actress and singer Lyudmila Gurchenko from The Carnival Night comedy (1956). It accompanies the New Year celebration.

(7 Jan) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Vocabulary[kut ] is a sweet grain pudding with walnuts, sugar and raisins - the first dish in the traditional 12-dish Christmas Eve supper.[uzva r] is a non-alcoholic sweet beverage ( [kompot]) made from dried fruits.[pirogi ] are baked case of dough with a sweet or savoury filling. The filling for pirogi may be sweet (contain quark, apples, plums, berries) or consist of meat, fish, mushrooms, potato.

is an religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent (8 weeks before Easter)

Vocabulary[bliny ] (pankcakes) are flat and thin cake of round shape, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter. Cooked on a hot surface such as frying pan.[vare niki] are cooked (boiled) products from unleavened dough consist of minced meat, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, cheese, and berries.[smeta na] is one of the names for a range of sour creams. The closest product in Germany is Schmand.

Pascha is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial.

Vocabulary[paska] is an Easter bread. Paska is made with milk, butter, eggs, flour, and sugar along with eggs, sugar, raisins, and rum.[kolbasa ] is a food usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef or veal, along with salt, spices and breadcrumbs, with a skin around it.[e rkov'] or church is a building used for Christian religious activities, particularly worship services.

(1-2 May) is a celebration of labourers and the working classes. (9 May) is a holiday that commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

Vocabulary[aly k] is a dish of skewered and grilled cubes of meat. Shashlik (meaning skewered meat) was originally made of lamb, but nowadays it is also made of pork, beef and chicken.The skewers are either threaded with meat only, or with alternating pieces of meat, fat, and vegetables, such as bell pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato.[manga l] is name for barbecue and refers to both the event and the grilling apparatus itself.In xUSSR mangal is referred to any device for coal and the preparation of .

You don't need a special reason to get drunk** If you have something to drink, it is already a good reason.

is a method of fishing by means of a fish hook. Also used as a reason to escape from home and get drunk with friends.

Vocabulary[tara nka] is a fish that salted and dried by air and wind. Taranka is one of the best traditional snacks to accompany beer.[za kus] is a generic term for anything that can be eaten with alcoholic drinks. Usually such role play pickled cucumbers, salo (cured slabs of fatback) or candies.[buhlo ] is a generic term for any alcoholic or other drinks that help people to get drunked. Usually, it means vodka, konyak or samogon (moonshine).

is an excessive alcohol consumption event. It may happen any day without a reason.

Vocabulary[sele dka] (also known as Pickled herring or bismarck herring) is a delicacy that usually accompany Vodka drinks or form a separate dish with boiled potato and sunflower oil. [pel'me ni] are dumplings consisting of a meat filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. Usually served with smetana, butter or ketchup.[rasso l] is a culinary brine from pickled cucumbers that used for cooking shchi, rassolnik and solyanka. Rassol is also a favorite remedy against morning hangover.

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