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Latgalian recipes: Blood Sausage
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 Latgalian blood sausage (asinsdesa), which is sometimes called groat sausage (putraimdesa) because of the added barley groats.
Latgalian recipes: "Murcovka"
This recipe is taken from "Īsakūd Latgolā", a program on Latvian Television exploring the culinary delights of the Latgale region in Latvia. Recipes don't get much simpler than this one.
No buts, it's Rucava butter!
The European Commission has approved the inclusion of Rucava white butter (Rucavas baltais sviests), made in the Rucava area in western Latvia, in the EU scheme of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs), the LETA newswire was told at the European Commission’s Representation in Latvia.
Things of Latvia: Two-liter beer bottles
Soon, the Mother Of All Bottles will be no longer. There will instead be a lack, an emptiness, a void at which confused-looking men with three day stubble will stare with regret.

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