Beet Me Up In Kiev

Undoubtedly, the first thing that comes to up when discussing Ukrainian food is borscht.  Actually, it's the only thing that comes to mind. 

Widely popular throughout eastern bloc countries, the hearty beet-root based soup drizzled with sour cream is said to have originated in the Ukraine and is the one thing needed to survive a sub-arctic winter. 

As the people of the Ukraine celebrate the simmering down (no pun intended) of deadly protests and the ouster of a fascist president, try making this authentic borscht recipe from AllRecipes.com at home and drink some soup to warm your soul with a nice, comforting feeling of Ukranian freedom.