What's really bugging Russia and Ukraine? Soup!


Category:  News & Politics

Via:  hallux  •  2 months ago  •  9 comments

By:   Katy Dartford

What's really bugging Russia and Ukraine? Soup!
Borscht soup could become official Ukrainian cultural heritage

Let's keep the 'no soup for you' references to a minimum.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

"Borscht" is a traditional beetroot and cabbage soup and could soon be officially recognised as a Ukrainian cultural heritage.

The country has nominated the popular dish for UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Last year chef Levgen Klopotenko tried to convince authorities to put Borscht forward for nomination. But this caused controversy as in many places its name is synonymous with Russian soup.

Borscht, said Russian authorities, is "one of Russia's most famous and beloved dishes and a symbol of traditional cuisine".

Klopotenko disagrees, “A lot of things were taken away from Ukraine, but they will not take our Borscht”.

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Freshman Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    2 months ago

... and now for a really bad joke:

A Ukrainian, American, and Polish guy work on a high rise construction site...

Every day they take lunch on top of the building. Ukrainian guy opens his lunchbox and exclaims: "Fucking borscht again? I swear, if I get another borscht for lunch, I'm going to jump off this building!"

An American finds a PB&J sandwich in his lunchbox and also exclaims: "I can't stand eating this fucking PB&J ANYMORE! I'LL ALSO JUMP!"

A Polish guy opens his lunchbox and proclaims: "PIROGIES! FUCKING PIROGIES! I'm also sick of it! I will also jump if I see these fucking potato shits in my lunchbox again!"

Next day, all 3 find same meals in their lunchbox and make a pact to go through with their promise, leaping to their deaths from the top of the construction.

A few days later, at the funeral, Ukrainian widow cries: "If only Misha told me that he hated borscht, I would have cooked him anything else he wanted!"

The American widow cries: "If John told me he wanted something else, I would have made him the best meal he ever had every day!"

The Polish widow, stunned: "I just don't understand! Pijotr always packed his own lunch!"
Colour Me Free
Junior Quiet
1.1  Colour Me Free  replied to  Hallux @1    2 months ago

Tsk Tsk Tsk .. : )

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

I didn't know that borsht has cabbage in it, I thought it just beets.

So you think this is why Russia and Ukraine may go to war? Over soup?

Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 months ago

Surprisingly this story has hit many EU newspapers.

Professor Principal
3  Ender    2 months ago

I thought soup people were nazis.

Professor Principal
4  Kavika     2 months ago

Soon we'll see the Borscht Wars and they will be fought with ladles.

This poem was published in the Ukraine Morning Semi-Dispatch the day of the Russian Cavalry Charge.

Blessed be their Balaclava.


"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Ladles to right of them,
Ladles to left of them,
Soup tureen  in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with potato and cabbage,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of the Tureen
Rode the six hundred.

PS. I took a few liberties with the poem.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

I like your version

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

I can see a group discussion now:

The Soup Wars!

Professor Principal
5.1  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @5    2 months ago

Tureens flying about, duck as in soup.


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