The Latvian Museum of Natural History will hold its traditional tomato exhibition from 19 to 23 August. More than 400 different tomato varieties will be seen together, the exhibition organizers said in a press release August 17.
Food & drink
Our favorite YouTuber, Anete Germane, is back with another video. This time she is revealing the simple pleasures of the humble Latvian potato pancake in what is not merely a normal Latvian potato pancake tutorial but the ULTIMATE Latvian potato pancake tutorial.
This week, Latvian-grown melons are starting to appear in stores and markets. There will also be watermelons in a couple of weeks. Latvia can grow these large fruit tasty enough to compete with produce from warmer lands, Latvian Television reported August 3.
The farm “Vilciņi 1”, in Dobele, has devoted an area of 65 hectares to durum wheat, the classic pasta wheat not usually grown to Latvia, owners told Latvian Television July 18.
Mushroom hunting might just be the Latvian national sport - and with sport comes competition, even combat. Consumers and sellers at the Central Market of Riga are currently embroiled in a heated debate about mushroom prices, Latvian Television reported July 16.
Cakes in true Latvian spirit are in the making: potato sponge base with potato whipped cream, reported Skrunda Regional Television on July 7.
From Monday, June 29 to July 12, the Rīga Summer Restaurant Week festival will be taking place at 33 participating eateries around the Latvian capital.
Mozzarella is native to Italy, but it can also be made in a Latvian-ish Midsummer style. Recipe for the cheese is shared by Inga Āriņa-Vilne, co-founder of Ādažu cheese company Soira.
Many homes in Latvia are well-stocked with buckwheat since the pandemic began. When in doubt - make soup, says restaurant Entrosol chef Raimonds Zommers.
Mushrooms are already springing up in the woods of Latvia, LSM.lv was told on June 9 by the mycologist of the Latvian Natural Museum Inita Dāniele.
A Latvian family is in charge of a cafe and a hotel in the Oppenau town surrounded by the Black Forest mountain range. Elīze Zaļuma is known far and wide for the cakes she bakes, and guests like the place for its cozy ambiance and welcoming hosts.
Mid-March saw Latvian residents rushing to empty grocery store shelves of buckwheat (or griķi to give it its proper Latvian name). What to do with it all now, as we're pretty sure you haven't eaten it yet?
The amazing potato was first cultivated in Latvia in the 17th century. By the 18th century, mansion cooks had already developed recipes. Take a look at two spud-tacular dishes from 1796!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are thinking about ways to strengthen their immunity. Vitamin bombs grow all around - Latvians surely notice them and rush to get their weeds on the table.