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.
Food & drink
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.
The industry association representing Lithuanian dairy manufacturers is warning of the potential for a "dairy war" to break out between suppliers in the Baltic states.
A 24-hour food innovation hackathon where 100 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Netherlands, Croatia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia developed new ideas for more sustainable food industry solutions was held on February 18-19 at the Spīdola cultural center.
Rye bread has always been one of the most important and distinctive parts of Latvia's culinary heritage and now visitors to the country have a chance to pursue a stomach-filling tour during which they can find out about this incomparable comestible in its most authentic and tasty forms.
Expert cooks from across the five cultural regions of Latvia gathered last weekend at the Hanzas perons cultural space to show off their goods all in one place, as part of the Novadu garša (regional flavors) initiative.
Listed shipper AS Tallink Grupp has acquired exclusive development rights for global fast food chain Burger King in the Baltic states, the first Burger King restaurants are planned to be opened in Tallinn this winter and the first restaurants in Latvia and Lithuania in the first half of 2020.