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In the midst of war, a Ukrainian chef establishes a cultural front line.


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“I understood that I had to fight on this frontline – this cultural frontline,”[Ievgen Klopotenko] said.

And then there is the unifying power of soup. Each Ukrainian family had its own, slightly different recipe, he said. “But it’s still borscht. Just like us Ukrainians – we are all so free and so different.”

He added: “The only thing this country unites around is borscht. You can like [President Volodymyr] Zelenskiy or not, but no one in Ukraine would say: ‘I don’t like borscht.’””

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