10 astonishing facts about Ukrainian varenyky

Varenyky (vareniki/dumplings) are known all over the world and Ukraine is the motherland for this wonderful dish. The national love immortalized varenyky in poems, songs, movies, and even monuments!

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Varenyky are popular across the globe, and abroad they have other names, shapes, and fillings. A traditional Ukrainian varenyk is twice bigger than a Russian pelmen and four times larger in size than an Italian ravioli. Ukrainian varenyky are half moon shaped, Russin pelmeni have a round form, and Italian ravioli have mostly a square shape. In Poland and Belarus varenyky are called kalduny and their recipes are similar to Ukrainian ones.


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Famous Russian and Ukrainian writer Mykola Hohol often mentioned varenyky in his novels. Born in the village Sorochyntsi, in Poltava, he was fond of Ukrainian cuisine, varenyky in particular. In his novel “Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka”, Hohol described in detail the way Paciuk swallowed his varenyky with cheese and sour cream, while in his novel “Vii” the writer narrated about “giant” varenyky with the size of a hat and the diameter of 30-40 cm. In “The Fair of Sorotchinetz” Hohol also mentioned his favorite dumplings. He described the scene when Afanasii was eating incessantly varenyky and groping simultaneously his Fevroniia.


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Popular Jewish poet Saul Chernikhivskyi who was living in Ukraine at the end of XIX – beginning of XX century, grew fond of traditional Ukrainian food so much that he devoted his poem and musical idyll to Ukrainian dumplings and called it “Varenyky.”

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Varenyky的名字是全国范围的,而“苍蝇”的名称来自乌克兰西部,拥有加利西亚根源。据信,这道菜作为异教徒,与现代观点不同。

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In Ukraine varenyky are not just a national dish, but also a special talisman. Ukrainian ancestors equated varenyk with a young moon since they have a similar form. They used dumplings as sacrificial food. For instance, varenyky with cheese were sacrificed near the source of spring water.

Years ago Ukrainian peasants also believed that varenyky helped bring a rich harvest, so they took homemade dumplings along to the fields.

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乌克兰瓦伦基可以是主菜和甜点。最受欢迎和广泛的馅料是马铃薯,德国,裂缝,樱桃,越桔和许多其他水果和浆果以及面粉。面粉填充物在波尔塔瓦群中特别受欢迎。然而,乌克兰烹饪遗产还包括一些奇怪的东西,如萝卜或蕨类植物。

独家食谱与蕨类植物灌装

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 1 bulb onion
  • 300克(10盎司)蕨类植物
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 酸奶油(用于服务)
  • black ground pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste

Dough

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 750克(26盎司)面粉
  • 125 ml water/kefit

Cooking

Combine flour, eggs, salt, and water/kefir (fermented milk product similar to yogurt) and knead the dough. Then set aside the dough for half an hour. Peel and wash potatoes. Boil the potatoes until done and mash them. Peel, wash, and chop a bulb onion. Rinse fern and cut it finely. Combine the onion with fern in a frying pan and golden brown them. Mix the ingredients with mashed potatoes.

将面团卷成薄层(2-3厘米)并切出圆圈。将制备的填充物放在每个圆圈的中心。将侧面拉到一起形成月亮并紧紧地密封它们。重复直到使用所有成分。将水煮沸在锅中,在那里深瓦伦基。煮沸直到它们到达表面。

Serve cooked varenyky with a generous dollop of sour cream.

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2006年,在Cherkasy的“乌克兰瓦伦基”纪念碑成立于乌克兰。它是一个哥萨克的雕象拿着一个充分乌克兰饺子的碗。但是,2013年,纪念碑被拆卸,现在留在私人收藏中。

Varenyky are one of the most popular dishes among the Ukrainian expat community. They were even monumentalized in Glendon, Canada. The monument is located in the central square and is considered to be the official symbol of the village. This culinary marvel is 9 meters in height and weighs almost 3 tons.

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在Bukovel,瓦伦基节每年都在传统上举行。2013年,瓦伦基的一座雪纪念碑被制作了,它进入了酒店“Bukovel”的记录书作为世界上最大的雪瓦伦克。

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曾经,当比尔克林顿是美国总统时,他访问了乌克兰,并用樱桃审判了瓦伦西。他们屏住了他的呼吸,比尔克林顿宣布他把乌克兰·瓦伦基放在他的清单中“必须送达。

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“Golden varenyk” – is a special award pin for the best cookery experts and candymakers in Ukraine (the pins are bestowed according to the results of the annual open competition). This award was founded in 1999. Since 2000 seven such pins have been given in different nominations. The first owner of this award pin was Oleksandr Henrikhovych Zvenyhorodskyi.

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#1.A traditional Ukrainian dumpling (varenyky) is twice bigger in size than Russian dumplings (pelmeni) and * times bigger in volume than Italian ravioli

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