From Russia and Poland, borscht is a soup made with fresh beets. The original base for this bright red soup was the cow parsnip. The Russian word 'borshch' means cow parsnip. Borscht can be prepared using an assortment of vergetables; or with meat and meat stock; or with a combination of both. Borscht can be served hot or cold, and should always be garnished with a dollop of sour cream.
Ethnicity: Russian, Polish
Season: available year-round