- Latvian cuisine
Latvian cuisine has been influenced by neighboring countries in the Baltic region. Common ingredients in Latvian recipes are found locally, such as potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, onions, eggs and pork. Latvian food is generally quite fatty, and uses few spices.
Common foods and dishes
A traditional Latvian cheese is Jāņu siers (caraway cheese); this is traditionally served during the celebration of Jāņi or midsummer. There is also a Latvian version of the smorgasbord, Aukstais galds. Latvia has an original version of pīrāgi, which are baked. Kvass (seen also in picture on the right) is often considered as a traditional Latvian drink, however it's quite popular in neighboring countries as well, and it is hard to establish its origin. Popular alcoholic beverages are beer, vodka and balzam.
- ^ a b c "Latvian Cuisine." Latvian Institute. Accessed September 2011.
- ^ a b "Typical Latvian Food and Drink Recipes." Li.lv. Accessed September 2011.
- ^ "Latvian cooking traditions and eating customs." Latvian Institute. Accessed September 2011.
- ^ BBC - Eurovision Song Contest - Guide to Latvia, BBC[dead link]
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- Northern Cyprus
- South Ossetia
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