Food & drink
Eggs 35% more expensive than a year ago
Eggs 35% more expensive than a year ago
With the approach of Easter, many people's thoughts will be turning to eggs. Price rises over the last 12 months are making them a costly commodity, though not yet quite as expensive as the Faberge variety.
Food exchange cabinet opens in Rēzekne
Food exchange cabinet opens in Rēzekne
On Friday, a food exchange point will be opened in Rēzekne at the main entrance of the city's Social Service department, reports Lavian Radio.
Live Rīga recommends Latvian cuisine hotspots
Live Rīga recommends Latvian cuisine hotspots
If you're planning an early Spring break in the Latvian capital and want to sample some original traditional or contemporary Latvian cuisine, the Live Rīga website has some freshly-baked recommendations for you.
8 Future Foods from Latvia
8 Future Foods from Latvia
The power of peas, beans and buckwheat, insect protein and new production technologies – Labs of Latvia looks at some of the innovations that local food producers are bringing to the table. 
Latvian Raimonds Tomsons named world's best sommelier
Latvian Raimonds Tomsons named world's best sommelier
Latvia's wine culture may not be well-known just yet, but that is changing with news that Latvian Raimonds Tomsons has been named the world's best sommelier at a prestigious international competition.
Coffee campaign aims to cause a buzz
Coffee campaign aims to cause a buzz
If you've ever pondered why your morning coffee in Tallinn or Vilnius seems to be cheaper than in Rīga, a new campaign on the 'ManaBalss' (My voice) petition site may have the answer.
Make your own Latvian gingerbread for Xmas
Make your own Latvian gingerbread for Xmas
Nothing says Christmas in Latvia like the smell of freshly-baked gingerbread ('piparkūkas'), so with that in mind, here are some recipes you might like to try at home. Sometimes, dough recipes are passed down from generation to generation and every family will have its own variations. Here, we offer a few different gingerbread recipes.
Fish strives for a trademark in Burtnieki, Latvia
Fish strives for a trademark in Burtnieki, Latvia
The zander of Burtnieks has been a value of the Lake Burtnieks (Burtnieku ezers, also called Burtnieks) for decades. This year, work has been started to develop the trademark of Burtnieks Zander (Burtnieku zandarts). An application has also been made for its inclusion in the register of protected geographical indications of the European Union, Latvian Radio reported December 21.
Latvian scientists work on whey packaging for cheese
Latvian scientists work on whey packaging for cheese
Scientists from the Latvian University of Biosciences and Technologies (LBTU) are currently working on an innovative, biodegradable casing and packaging for cheese created from whey, LBTU Food Technology Department's lead researcher Sandra Muižniece-Brasava told Latvian Television on November 8. 
Bread price up, quality down due to energy prices, say experts
Bread price up, quality down due to energy prices, say experts
The rapid price increases of energy resources, minerals, and plant protection products also have a significant impact on the cost of grain cultivation. In the long term, this will also affect grain quality, and bread quality is likely to change, Latvian regional television ReTV reported on October 17.

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