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 other spices.