Food & drink
Trubenieki farm in Jelgava municipality is the largest producer of shiitake mushrooms in Latvia. Owner Jānis Volksons said 300-500 kilograms of mushrooms grow in a month on his farm, Latvian Television said September 20.
Two years ago, Arno Polis went off the beaten track and tried to produce colorful pasta with high vegetable content. The risk has paid off and the business is blooming, Latvian Television reported September 3.
Demand for sea buckthorn berries grown in Latvia this year has risen - so much so that growers can't keep up with the supply, Latvian Radio reported September 1.
Two years ago, the idea of a smart village was launched in the parish of Skujene, Amata municipality – the basic idea is to involve the local community to improve the environment of their lives. And the village is thriving, said Latvian Radio August 25.
Our favorite YouTuber, Anete Germane, is back with another video. This time she is revealing the simple pleasures of the humble Latvian potato pancake in what is not merely a normal Latvian potato pancake tutorial but the ULTIMATE Latvian potato pancake tutorial.
This week, Latvian-grown melons are starting to appear in stores and markets. There will also be watermelons in a couple of weeks. Latvia can grow these large fruit tasty enough to compete with produce from warmer lands, Latvian Television reported August 3.
The farm “Vilciņi 1”, in Dobele, has devoted an area of 65 hectares to durum wheat, the classic pasta wheat not usually grown to Latvia, owners told Latvian Television July 18.
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.
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.