I'm a pretty open-minded person when it comes to food. I'll try just about anything once. But if I am being honest, the national dish from our host country of Ukraine this week doesn't exactly strike me as something that I am going to run out and grab.
The soup is called Borscht and it is not only the national dish of Ukraine, but it is also quite popular all across Eastern Europe and Russia. The is a sour soup made with red beetroots (which gives it its very unique and distinctive color). It can be served hot or cold, and often times it is topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprig of dill (neither of which I am a fan of...so maybe that is part of my hesitation towards borscht).
I do solemnly swear however, that if I am ever lucky enough to travel through the beautiful country of Ukraine -or- I am somewhere or with someone who can make an authentic version of it that I will 100% give it a shot...just please hold the sour cream and dill.
Want to try making it at home yourself? Here is an easy to use website with a simple recipe to follow. And once you go for it, let us know how it is by tweeting at us. We are @worldpopradio on both Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to hear your reaction and see the results as well!