The Jāņi midsummer festival cheese is a fixture on the Jāņi table. But why does this seemingly ordinary treat acquire such meaning during this time of the year?
Food & drink
With a history of alcoholism in the family, I was naturally fit to take part in a beer tasting tour in the Vidzeme cultural region, northeastern Latvia.
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.
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.