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Harvest Highlight – Ukrainian Borscht

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Immerse Yourself in Ukrainian Culture: Learn to Make Borscht with Yuliia!  Join us for a delightful afternoon of culinary exploration as Yuliia, a talented home cook, leads us in creating a pot of traditional borscht and scrumptious carrot buns.  Ukrainian Borscht is more than just a meal – it’s a UNESCO-recognized cultural heritage! Yuliia will be using the freshest, locally-grown spring carrots and beets to recreate the vibrant flavors and aromas passed down through generations in her Ukrainian family.

In this interactive cooking class, you’ll:

  • Learn the secrets behind making an authentic Ukrainian borscht, a dish steeped in history and tradition.
  • Discover Yuliia’s family cooking tips and practices, gaining valuable insights into Ukrainian cuisine.
  • Take home a recipe featuring Yuliia’s family borscht recipe, allowing you to recreate this culinary masterpiece at home.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to:
  • Expand your culinary horizons and learn about a cherished dish from Ukrainian culture.
  • Enjoy a fun and interactive cooking experience in a warm and welcoming environment.
  • Savor the taste of fresh, seasonal produce and the heartwarming flavors of a family recipe.

Please visit Sustainable Cape to register for this class (in-person or virtual):  https://sustainablecape.org/events/

P.S. Be sure to come hungry – you won’t want to miss tasting the fruits (or should we say vegetables?) of her labor!
Words from Yuliia Svieshnikova:
When I was a child, I used to spend every summer at my grandparents’ farm house who lived in a small village in Ukraine. My grandmother and grandfather had a big garden with a great variety of fruits and vegetables that my cousin and I enjoyed eating all summer and winter long. There were all sorts of fruits and vegetables in my grandparent’s garden: from tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins to apples, strawberries, black currant and gooseberries. I remember that summer was always a very busy time of the year for my grandparents. In addition to taking care of the garden, they also had to make preserves and stock their cellar for the winter time (since the only available and affordable fruits during winter were apples, eating preserves was the best option in our family). I remember that during the summer time, we only had to go to a small grocery store to buy bread (which in Ukraine we eat a lot and with every meal). The rest of the food was coming from their farm and garden. Eating fresh, organic & grown with love and care, fruits and vegetables as well as being raised in a country where home-made food and a tradition of eating together taught me love and appreciation for food. I love cooking and am very happy to share my passion and knowledge with anyone who loves food and likes trying new things. 



June 8
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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