Amidst exotic fusion

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Take a guess what's common among these? And how come Lithuania made it to the list of such exotic countries? The answer - during Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures cooking workshops will take place in Cooks Academy. 15 Euro each.

Give it up for those who perform! Boo to those who should be promoting our culture but scratch their crotches instead.

A few trustworthy Lithuanian historians whom I admire keep emphasizing that our cuisine is a concoction of all cultures who happened to cross our soil (Slavic, German), hence none of the dishes could be called Lithuanian. Nonetheless some, like saltibarsciai, pictured bellow, strike tourists dumb (Americans only dare to photograph them). Something in between gazpacho and borsch. Very refreshing during summertime. Well, it wouldn't be popular in Ireland, would it? :)

Bon App├ętit!

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seanachie - August 8, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Does the colour come from beetroot? It looks fantastic!

Lina - August 8, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Yep, beetroot is the main ingredient :) Then buttermilk, chives, cucumbers, hard boiled eggs and dill. Very good for bowels...

Primal Sneeze - August 9, 2007 at 5:48 AM

I thought it was red cabbage, possibly darked with something. (I was too lazy to Google it).

But beetroot! Yeah yeah yeah! Bring it on. I could eat beetroot until it comes out my ears. Even if there is buttermilk in there.

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