Food & drink
Buckwheat soup in 10 minutes!
Many homes in Latvia are well-stocked with buckwheat since the pandemic began. When in doubt - make soup, says restaurant Entrosol chef Raimonds Zommers.
Hunt for chicken of the woods
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. 
Buckwheat popcorn: explode your lockdown supplies!
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?
Food technologies of the future discovered at Latvian hackathon
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.
Follow the Latvian rye bread trail
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.  
Burger King eateries to open in Baltics
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.
There's a buzz around Latvian honey in 2019
This year's season in Latvian beekeeping has been fairly good, with an average of 25-30 kilograms of honey being collected from one bee colony, estimates the Latvian Beekeeping Society (LBB), according to LSM's Latvian language service. 
Latgalian recipes: "Guļbešņīki" with mushroom sauce
This recipe is taken from "Īsakūd Latgolā", a program on Latvian Television exploring the culinary delights of the Latgale region in Latvia. Today's recipe comes under the peculiar name of "guļbešņīki", which derives from "guļbi", Latgalian for "potatoes".
Latgalian recipes: "Grūslis"
This recipe is taken from "Īsakūd Latgolā", a program on Latvian Television exploring the culinary delights of the Latgale region in Latvia. Today's recipe is "grūslis", the name of which comes from the verb "sagrūstīt" or "to crush" due to the seemingly crushed texture of the dish.
Latgalian recipes: "Sirņiki"
This recipe is taken from "Īsakūd Latgolā", a program on Latvian Television exploring the culinary delights of the Latgale region in Latvia. Today's recipe is "sirņiki", an Eastern Slavic traditional dish which long ago crossed the border from Belarus into Latgale to become part of the local cuisine.

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