Food heroes.

Easter promises, Mary Berry n ‘those’ eggs.

Mary Berry and Karina

Amongst all church-related holidays in the Soviet Russia, Easter was the most resilient and remembered as all the others were prohibited and hence forgotten. Christmas day had gone into oblivion; we couldn’t even remember, when asked, what had been served

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When potato patties are better than kissing.

‘Cooking lasts, kissing don’t’ quoted the magnificent Clarissa Wright in today’s Guardian. how poignant, how both sad and life-affirming..I must be going through that nearly-Christ-age-syndrome, as my weekends lately have been increasingly filled with the luscious (or nauseous?) amount of

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Ukrainian heroes: rare breeds of people, animals and salo – part 2.

Soviet kolkhozy knew what they were doing…taking full control of everything that grows and happens on your farm is the only way…to be successful and honest in modern-day Ukraine too says a 32-year old Yurij Sergeyev – a farmer, a

Food heroes.

Ukrainian heros – part 1.

Apart from eating pork fat shaped as genitals and drinking copious amounts of warm vodka in Ukraine, I have been talking to people. About salo, about the future of Ukraine and its land, about the little things that seldom matter.