Food & drink
In real life and the parallel life of social media, there is currently a lot of discussion about whether the 2022 mushroom season is bad, awful or terrible.
The historic Vidzeme market, which has been run-down for years, might be renovated part by part, Rīga City Council has decided after several years of attempts to find a tenant, Latvian Radio reported September 2.
Why it is important to collect mushrooms in a wicker basket and not in a plastic bag? This is a question that always occurs to novice mushroomers. Luckily an explanation is at hand thanks to LTV's "Pārtikas revidents" (Food inspector) show,
Latvia laid off the beer slightly in 2021. According to figures published August 30 by Eurostat, domestic beer production fell from 75 million liters in 2020 to 74 million liters in 2021.
While the Latvian love of mushroom-picking is well known, any canny mushroomer knows that when the mushrooms are refusing to show themselves (as has been the case during the current dry spell), it pays to keep an eye open for other sources of picking pleasure in forest and marsh.
It is a good year to be a tomato in Latvia, and an even better year to be a tomato grower in Latvia.
The traditional tomato exhibition will take place at the Latvian National Museum of Natural History from August 17 to 21, with more than 300 different tomato varieties, the museum's representatives said August 11.
Beekeepers predict that overall honey yields are likely to be good this year. Because of the cool spring and late plant blooms, there are also large differences among keepers. The trade is also affected by the increase in energy resources and fuel, Latvian Radio reported August 3.
What are Latvian traditional foods – and which of them are national? Cuisine researcher and enthusiast Brigita Puriņa sought to answer this question within Latvian Radio's educational broadcast Vai zini? (Do you know?)
After several years of silence, the Sklandrausis festival will return to Dundaga this weekend, TV9 Pakalni reported on July 21.
Any notion that the Latvian diet is a particularly healthy one consisting of the consumption of copious qualities of gherkins and forest berries is comprehensively mashed by Eurostat figures showing Latvians eat fewer fruit and vegetables than their EU counterparts.
Two months after arrival in Latvia, war refugees from Severodonetsk opened a restaurant in Latvia, Tukums municipality. It has not been easy to start a business in Latvia, as the expectations of state aid were not fulfilled, Vidzeme regional television reported July 15.
Compared to the previous quarter and the corresponding period of last year, the increase in food prices is declining, according to data compiled by the Latvian Association of Traders (LTA), newswire LETA reported July 13.
Latvia’s, parishes, cities and villages are inviting guests in for a cup of coffee and a home-made snack as part of an initiaitive called 'Home Cafe Days'.
Following a couple of years of Covid-enforced absence, the popular Zaube Wild Food Festival will make a welcome return and take place on July 9 from 12:00-18:00 at the village of Zaube in Cēsis district.