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These small bacon and onion pies are a staple of Latvian festive tables. We prefer double-smoked bacon, but any thick-cut bacon will do.
Home cook Maija Kalnina gave us her recipe for this summertime dessert. Fill the cones just before serving to ensure that they stay crisp.
When grated and mixed with heavy cream and farmer's cheese, kohlrabi makes a creamy yet refreshing slaw.
These pounded pork cutlets are as common in Latvian cafeterias as they are at wedding banquets. Here, they're elevated by a chanterelle cream sauce.
Latvian Christmas Gingerbread
Frikadeļu Zupa: Latvian Meatball Soup
Latvian Potato and Wild Mushroom Soup
Sweet Latvian Sauerkraut
Latvian Style Baked Onions
Latvian Bacon Crepes
Pīrāgi Latvian Bacon Rolls
Latvian Gingerbread Biscuits
Latvian soft cheese
Sorrels are found in home gardens all over Latvia.
A delicious way to use leftover rye bread, this sweet pudding enhances the bread's tangy flavor with the addition of spices and dried fruits.
Sour cream and tart pickles complement earthy beets in this salad made by home cook Maija Kalniņa.
Use Yukon Golds or other waxy potatoes, such as red or new potatoes, for this simple, comforting side dish.
This one-pot dish of pork shoulder, vegetables, and prunes in a sweet and sour tomato sauce is a specialty of home cook Anita Rūtīte's.