"The basic Polish borscht (barszcz czerwony) recipe includes red beetroot, onions, garlic, and other vegetables, such as carrots and celery or root parsley. The ingredients are cooked for some time together to produce a clear broth (when strained), and the soup is then served as boullion in cups or in other ways. Some recipes include bacon, as well, which gives the soup a distinctive “smoky” taste.
Other versions are richer and include meat and cut vegetables of various kinds, with beetroot not necessarily dominating (though this soup is not always called barszcz, but rather beetroot soup). This variation of barszcz is not strained, and the vegetable contents are left in. Such soup can constitute the main course of a Polish obiad (the main meal eaten in the early afternoon).
Barszcz in its strictly vegetarian version is the first course during the Christmas Eve feast, served with ravioli-type dumplings called uszka (lit. “little ears”) with mushroom filling (sauerkraut can be used, as well, again depending on the family tradition). Typically, this version does not include any meat ingredients, although some variants do.
A key component to the taste of barszcz is acidity. While it can be made easily within a few hours by simply cooking the ingredients and adding vinegar, lemon juice, or citric acid, the traditional way is to prepare barszcz several days in advance and to allow it to naturally sour. Depending on the technique, the level of acidity required, and the ingredients available, barszcz takes three to seven days to prepare in this way.” (source)
Look Mrozna, It’s borscht!
OOOOO My nana used to make beetroot soup XD
I THINK YOU MEANT BORSCHT
And now my brother is arguing with me that barszcz in English is not borscht, but BEETROOT SOUP
or purposefully shout to draw it say for like a challenge or to save a friend in multiplayer or something
oh my god shannon never make video games that is terrifying
THIS SOUNDS AWESOME
Now that’s what I call next gen
watching a friend play it and yelling YO UGLY SHE’S OVER HERE
I’ve had borscht earlier this day and now I’m drinking tea from the same mug and it tastes like borscht too
Hello, I’m Ewa (alternatively you can call me Mrozna or Chevy), 23-years old gal from Poland. I’m an annoying but apparently loveable creature who swears too much and likes to play tough. I love digital and traditional art, webcomics, animation, video games and urban exploration. I have a degree in graphic design and currently I’m on security guard training course. I reblog mainly art, video games such as Portal, L4D and S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Romantically Apocalyptic, fat birds, bees (I fucking love bees), spetsnaz, smiling pitbulls and occasional gore.