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10 Interesting Facts About Belarus

Belarus is located on the easternmost edge of Europe.  Its total area occupies 207,6 thousand square kilometers.  Belarus is bigger than Greece, Portugal, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic and many other countries in Europe.  It has no access to the sea and is bordered by Russia in the East, Ukraine in the South, Poland in the West, plus Lithuania and Latvia …

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Ščaŭje – Traditional Belarusian Sorrel Soup

This dish came to Belarus from the ancient times, at least from the early Middle Ages, when our ancestors used to eat a lot of vegetation.  They began preparing this soup with sorrel and nettles.  In the early 19th century this recipe was changed to include potatoes and sour cream, together with boiled eggs.  That last version of Ščaŭje survived …

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Draniki – Traditional Belarusian Fried Potato Pancakes

Belarusian cuisine remains pretty stable in its national tradition.  From immemorial times to the present, numerous original dishes have appeared in our kitchens.  One of the most popular ones is Draniki, which are the traditional Belarusian potato pancakes.  They are usually made from grated potatoes and onions, and can be served as a separate dish or even as a substitution …

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Kishka – A Pork’s Gut Stuffed With Potatoes And Bacon

Kishka is a dish from Belarusian national cuisine that consists of a pork’s gut stuffed with potatoes and some slices of bacon.  It is widely believed that this dish came into the territory of the modern Belarus around the 19th century – together with the increase in the popularity of potatoes. Though in reality, dishes made from the baked pork’s gut …