Латышская национальная кухня
Latvian traditional food.
Our country style of
eating is derived from what the sea, rivers, forests, and gardens provide. Good
lamprey or eel, all the tasty seafood items are Latvian delicacies. Just
imagine classic pickled herring with potatoes, cottage cheese and pickles
served together with curdled milk or a beer. A farmer doesn’t think about any
eating theories – he simply eats whatever the season provides, whatever has
been harvested, the meat from whatever animal has been slaughtered. It’s a
natural way of life. On the other hand, the farmers eat too much bacon and
potatoes and therefore they get fat and dumb.
Simple families from Riga
eat whatever they can buy in the shops. Many families can’t allow delicacies
like salmon or caviar, so their usual meals are meat, pasta, potatoes, rise or
other porgies. Latvian people like vegetables very much: cucumbers, cabbage,
tomatoes, eggplants, beets, carrots. Many people like to add fennel, bazilik or