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27.10.2017

What Chinese don't understand in Belarus?
What Chinese don't understand in Belarus? Every Sunday, Chinese students meet with Belarusians in the Pushkin library in Minsk. On October 22, the two nations discussed each other's gastronomic preferences. On the eve of the meeting, one hundred Chinese students were interviewed. We found out that weather is one of the things Chinese don't like in Belarus. But there are many more questions about Belarusian cuisine. "Boiled potatoes?" asks Fu, who teaches Chinese to students at the Belarusian State University. "How can you eat it without sauce or something spicy?"

16.10.2017

British ambassador travelling to ancient town of Turov
How British ambassador to Belarus travelled to ancient town of Turov Many high-ranking foreigners open countries anew thanks to a diplomatic mission to a certain state. Fiona Gibb, the British Ambassador to Belarus, admired the beauties of the Pripyat together with her mother. The high guests from the Foggy Albion chose probably the most "British" weather to feel the unique atmosphere of Polesie. You walked a lot in the woods today, how do you like the weather? It seems to me that it is already quite cold!

10.10.2017

Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs
Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs A chef from Minsk has been admitted to the association of the best chefs of the world. Anton Kalenik became the first owner of such a title not only in Belarus, but throughout the CIS, which includes countries of the former Soviet Union. He liked cooking from the very childhood and started doing this professionally 17 years ago. He is the author of several dozens of exclusive dishes that are served to the table in the best restaurants. Anton also wrote several books on cooking, which sold millions of copies.

19.09.2017

First ever gastrofest takes place in Brest
First ever gastrofest takes place in Brest Three weeks, 20 eateries and a hundred dishes for every taste. A gastronomic festival has started in Brest. Every day in the city you can try out any of the offered sets and then vote for the most delicious. The price of competitive dishes is single, so all establishments are on equal terms. Gastronomic discoveries are at every step. Chef Leonid Stepkin came to the festival fully armed - tar-tar from tomatoes and mozzarella, bulgur with porcini mushrooms, and pumpkin cheesecake - a real joy even for gourmets.

18.09.2017

Coming back to Belarusian national cuisine My dear land, you are my soul, There is no power in the whole world, that’s strong enough To tear us apart… You are forever in my heart! There is no doubt that every Belarusian knows these words by heart. However, let’s try to look at them from some new and maybe unusual point. Just imagine early Sunday morning in a Belarusian village…

14.08.2017

Motalskija Prysmaki: delicious report from the most famous gastronomic festival of Polesie
Motalskija Prysmaki: delicious report from the most famous gastronomic festival of Polesie This week, passers-by were treated to potato pancakes near Minsk's Sports Palace. Meanwhile, in the agro-town of Motol, the scent of fresh dishes invited tourists to the 8th International Festival Motalskija prysmaki. The festival involved cooks from Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Poland and China.
How much potato do Belarusians eat?
How much potato do Belarusians eat? It so happened that the potato with which Belarus is associated is also the first vegetable grown in weightlessness. Each year, Belarusian scientists come up with new varieties of potatoes: for every taste, size and even color. There are several museums of potatoes. In France, there is a variety one kilo of which costs about 500 euros. There were also times when root crops served as the equivalent of money on some tropical islands.
Minsk Pancake Fair held near Sports Palace
Minsk Pancake Fair held near Sports Palace On August 12, the Minsk Pancake Fair was held at the Palace of Sports. The main Belarusian dish - potato pancake - was cooked in various forms and with different ingredients like cottage cheese. The opinions of the jury and visitors were divided, although everyone did get the gastronomic shock (in a pleasant way)! People who showed the best knowledge of the history of origin of Belarusian potato pancakes could taste some dishes for free!

11.08.2017

Potato pancake festival to be held in Minsk August 12-13
Potato pancake festival to be held in Minsk August 12-13 70 recipes of Belarusians' favorite dish - potato pancakes (Russian: draniki) - will be offered to tourists in Minsk this weekend. You can taste potato masterpieces from the chefs of cafes and restaurants at the Palace of Sports in the city center.  In addition to tasting, cooks will arrange master classes, while a professional jury will choose the most delicious pancake at the fair.  The Belarusian national dish will be cooked with sour cream, cream, mushroom sauce, kebab and home-made sausages. 

15.06.2017

Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe?
Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe? Snails do not tolerate heat and love wet weather. In general, the May 2017 in Belarus obviously pleased them, and that is why Belarus now has a lot of them. In general, Belarus can become the largest supplier of snails in Europe. In the last five years alone, Belarus has earned about 4 million euros exporting this delicacy.

14.06.2017

Week of Belarusian cuisine to kick off in Minsk
Week of Belarusian cuisine to kick off in Minsk Week of Belarusian cuisine in Minsk will feature dishes with delicacies according to old recipes. Grigory Azarenok, CTV:Eat tasty! A week of Belarusian cuisine has started in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Especially for this, old recipes were recreated to satisfy the tastes of any gourmet. This is already the 14th Belarusian culinary week. This time, emphasis is made on seasonal vegetables and fruits.

01.05.2017

Tourists thrilled with picnic on Augustow Canal in Belarus
Tourists thrilled with picnic on Augustow Canal in Belarus A Belarusian picnic on April 29 officially started the tourist season on the Augustow Canal. A feast with the national colors took place at the sluice Dombrovka. Pancakes, mochanka and krupnik - guests not only tried, but also tried to prepare these dishes. To bake so many pancakes, Irina needed a whole day. Mushroom, cheese, poppy and honey stuffing were offered.

20.04.2017

Cirque du Soleil artists share impressions about Belarus
Cirque du Soleil artists share impressions about Minsk Festive atmosphere today reigned in Minsk's central streets. Artists of one of the world-famous circus, Cirque du Soleil, today staged spontaneous performances in Minsk, to a great surprise of passers-by. One of their shows took place near the Central Railway Station, with numerous reporters taking photos and shooting video. Artists:Everything is very cool really! Only the weather is quite chilly. Your people are very kind. For me this is the first visit to Minsk, and I am very happy to be here.

22.03.2017

Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes
Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes Belarusian products were used for French culinary masterpieces, which were prepared on March 21 in Minsk. Participants of the international gastronomic festival, 10 Belarusian restaurants and a cooking school, masterly prepared unique dishes from Belarusian potatoes, meat and dairy products. It is noteworthy that the festival brought together more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries on five continents.

13.03.2017

CandyBattle tournament held in Minsk
CandyBattle tournament held in Minsk Lovers of sweets and candies competed in Belarus for the first time on March 11. Amateur chefs and the most famous confectioners of Minsk presented their works on equal footing. There were a total of 46 participants from all over Belarus. The jury was headed by famous Russian pastry chef Renat Agzamov. Renat Agzamov, pastry chef:I really love cooking cakes from Belarusian products. Fantastic, unreal! It's just incredibly delicious condensed milk, incredible milk and sour cream.

27.02.2017

Week of Belarusian cuisine kicks off in Minsk February 27
Week of Belarusian cuisine kicks off in Minsk February 27 Seven days with taste! The Belarusian cuisine Week kicks off in Minsk on 27 February. This "gastronomic marathon" will be held for the 13th time.  As always, cafes and restaurants will serve five national dishes, prepared by a single formulation. At this time gourmets are invited to taste vereshchaka with pancakes, jellied carp and potato dumplings, at democratic prices.  More than 100 metropolitan cafes and restaurants have updated their menus. Moreover, national dishes will cost the same regardless of the price category of an eatery.

21.02.2017

Fishing in Minsk: past and present
Fishing in Minsk: past and present Centuries ago people tried to settle along major watersheds and rivers. In the ninth century, the first settlements on the territory of modern Minsk appeared in the valley of the river Svisloch. Even then locals were eating fish. Alexander Zubey, researcher of the Ichthyology laboratory of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences for Bioresources:Remains of different fish species, such as bream, catfish, asp and perch, were found during the excavation of the Minsk historical area called Zamchischa.

27.12.2016

Spain distant and near: passport with storks, Talaka persimmon and tractor Belarus
What unites Belarus and Spain: cuisine, sport, food and tractor Belarus Spain is a country that knowns terrorism well, but, thank God, say Spaniards, trouble has not recently disturbed these blessed and lively regions, which live full life even in winter, especially the capital. An important political event took place in Madrid - the embassy of Belarus in Spain opened there and we briefly reported about it. And today we offer you a big report on the country to which many Belarusians go for holidays and which cuisine we love tasting.

16.12.2016

Azerbaijani businessmen taste Belarusian food products
Azerbaijani businessmen taste Belarusian food products Azerbaijani businessmen arrived in Minsk to personally taste the quality of Belarusian products. A network of shops that specialize in the sale of Belarusian goods is developing in Baku. The foreign guests did not feel differences in tastes. On December 16, the business circles of the Caspian state, along with businessmen of Belarus, discuss new areas of cooperation in the areas of food, service, industry and energy. Minsk is hosting a joint business forum. The parties intend to sign a memorandum that will be the basis for better deals.

11.12.2016

Hong Kong residents taste Belarusian products and here is what they say
Hong Kong residents taste Belarusian products and here is what they say Incidentally, the first big interview of the new ambassador of France to Belarus was with Picture of the World, which is gratifying. Next week, the French diplomat will present his credentials to the President of Belarus. Not surprisingly, Monsieur Canesse has not yet seen much of Belarus and tasted our cuisine. But when we touched on gastronomic topics, at the mere mention of typical dishes, it became clear that we eat really different food.

29.11.2016

Over 100 eateries join Belarusian cuisine week in Minsk
Over 100 eateries join Belarusian cuisine week in Minsk Seven days with taste! The week of Belarusian cuisine has kicked off in Minsk. On the eve of New Year, Minsk cafes and restaurants have updated the menu adding traditional and age-old dishes from Belarusian cuisine. The event is held in Minsk for the 12th time. As practice shows, the smell of potato pancakes in Minsk cafes attracts gourmets from all over the world. This time, lovers of tasty meals have a wide choice, with lots of gastronomic delicacies on offer. Organizers promise not only a wide range of dishes, but also reasonable prices.

20.10.2016

Six independent French photographers arrive in Belarus on photo tour
Six independent French photographers in Belarus on photo tour French independent photographers have come to Belarus with a photo tour. Six people, all of them have made a name in global photo art, visited the places where Napoleon once stayed and enjoyed the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. On October 20 they will be present at a rehearsal at the Opera House.

11.07.2016

President Lukashenko: Alexandria festival can make peoples friends
President Lukashenko: Alexandria festival can make peoples friends The Kupalle festival in Alexandria could become Belarus' contribution to the strengthening of friendship between peoples, said President Alexander Lukashenko, speaking on the eve of the Kupalle festival in Shklov District. Mass celebrations on the banks of the Dnieper continued deep into the night of July 10-11. It offered traditional Kupala games and fun activities. The festival is also remarkable thanks to original Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian cuisines.

28.06.2016

Dumplings eating championship held in Minsk
Dumplings eating championship held in Minsk On June 26, Minsk hosted the first championship on dumplings eating. Especially for the competition the organizers cooked more than 500 potato balls with meat. They were baked according to ancient Belarusian recipes in a village oven.  To do this, 250 kilos of potatoes, 50kg of meat and 40kg onions were needed. Taking part in the championship were 13 gourmets.

27.06.2016

Belarusian Cuisine Week starts in Minsk
Belarusian Cuisine Week starts in Minsk The Week of Belarusian Cuisine will start in Minsk restaurants and cafes today on June 27. This time it is being held on the eve of Independence Day. About 100 cafes and restaurants promise one menu and prices for snacks, dumplings and traditional drinks. Cucumber holodnik (Russian Cold Soup) is expected to be especially popular these days. The traditional Belarusian dish satisfies not only hunger but also thirst.

17.02.2016

Belarusian dish
History of Belarusian cuisine: holodnik, krupnik, yoghurt, syrniki and potato dishes From making pickles and natural cosmetics to pet care. In the XIX century, Belarusian women have an excellent guide, a sort of a book on household management titled "Lіtouskaya gaspadynya". Its author was the mother of many children, a model housewife Anna Tsyundevitczskaya. She was born near the capital, in Korolischevichy village (Minsk region, Minsk district). Her maiden name was Prushinskaya. It was a well-known family, which also owned Loshitsa estate (Minsk, Loshitsa neighborhood).

07.12.2015

Week of Belarusian cuisine in Minsk starts December 7
Belarusian cuisine week in Minsk on December 7-13 Want to taste cuisine with Belarusian national flavor? Are you into pancakes, bulbyaniki and curd? Minsk is hosting Week of Belarusian cuisine, which started today, December 7. A number of traditional dishes at a single price and a single recipe will be offered by more than 100 restaurants, bars and cafes in Minsk. This is not the first attempt to popularize Belarusian national cuisine. The menu is updated each time. The main conditions are the reasonable price and strict compliance with native Belarusian recipes. The week of Belarusian cuisine lasts until December 13.

10.06.2015

Andrei Domoratsky, deputy mayor of Minsk
Dishes of Belarusian cuisine to appear in all Minsk cafes Belarusian traditions to become more popular. Kolduny, pancakes, pickles and many other dishes of national cuisine will appear in Minsk cafes. This instruction of the Minsk city authorities will not affect those restaurants that offered the national cuisine of other countries before. The timing is unknown and there are no deadlines.
Belarusian Cuisine Week starts in Minsk June 8 On June 8, the Week of Belarusian cuisine started in Minsk. More than a hundred of restaurants and cafes offer traditional national dishes. The menu was made in advance and in accordance with the rules of the campaign, all participants must adhere to common formulas and prices.  This is not the first such attempt to popularize the national cuisine.

08.06.2015

Belarusian cuisine week starts in Minsnk June 8
Belarusian cuisine week starts in Minsk June 8 On June 8, the week of Belarusian cuisine starts in Minsk. Over 100 restaurants and cafes offer their guests dishes based on traditional recipes.  Among the dishes on offer is fish in melted butter, dumplings made of unleavened dough and stuffed with meat, sorrel soup and cranberry juice. The menu was made in advance and in accordance with the rules of the campaign, all participants must adhere to common formulas and prices. This is not the first such attempt to promote the national cuisine. 

07.12.2014

Foreigners about Belarusian food Despite the fact that Belarusian products have been temporarily banned in Russia, people in different countries praise and like Belarusian food and want to see it on the counters. Finland Sausage lovers from Suomi praise Servelat "Finsky” [Finnish]. It is made in Belarus. Christer Bjorkstam: It tastes excellent! This old good taste…
John Rosman: The quality of Belarusian products is great in all respects! The greatest part of Belarusian food export goes to Russia. However, Russians are not the only people who taste Belarusian food. Today we are going to tell you about food preferences of foreigners living in Belarus. Daniel Chiara is an Italian chef. He works at a 5 star hotel in Belarus and visits Belarusian markets very frequently.