MOSCOW, July 26 – RIA Novosti. Ukraine cannot claim exclusive rights to borscht, this is how an article for The American Conservative concludes it came Katia Sedgwick.
History, he notes, did not retain the name of the inventor of this dish. The dispute over borscht is reminiscent of the dispute between Arabs and Israelis over the authorship of the local falafel delicacy.
Borscht, Sedgwick writes, is clearly older than the chronicles confirming its existence and probably predates both Russian and Ukrainian ethnogenesis. But even if we assume that the dish was invented in the present day UkraineIt is not known who was the first in such a multinational region to think about adding a key element to the soup – beetroot.