When we think about Borscht, we immediately think about family and warm times spent with family and friends. We also think about the joy of family meals and the fun of cooking together. Borscht is the warmth of life, the coziness and the smell of home. Borscht is the ultimate comfort food and the joy of being at home.
We are a husband and wife team – Alex and Victoria – founders of Cooking Borscht. Both of us were born and raised in Ukraine. We are passionate about our culture and Borscht. Our passion for Borscht runs in the family.
The Cooking Borscht was started before Alex and Victoria were even born.
Alex’s father, Vyacheslav, has been collecting borscht recipes all his life while traveling around the Soviet Union during his career. Talking to locals in all Soviet republics, from Vladivostok on the Pacific ocean to Baltic countries, Vyacheslav learned all new and unique ways and techniques to make Borscht.
No Borscht is the same and no recipe is wrong. Vyacheslav’s recipe collection grew larger and larger over time and when he retired, he compiled his extensive Borscht knowledge into a book he titled “Cooking Borscht”. Unfortunately, his life was cut short. We proudly named our company Cooking Borscht to commemorate the work of his life, to share the gem of Ukrainian cuisine and continue his legacy by introducing Borscht to the world.
Borscht is renowned as king of Ukrainian cuisine – with good reason. So we are passionate about sharing Ukrainian culture through its most popular dish, because what better describes a nation than a good, hearty and heartwarming soup?
Our mission is to share the many wonderful Borscht recipes with the world and the feeling of home that cooking Borscht brings, but without the hassle of making Borscht from scratch. That’s why we created Borscht Kits that combine the taste of authentic borscht and ease of preparation.