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Making the Summer Kitchen: Baking and Singing Workshop
Making the Summer Kitchen: Baking and Singing Workshop

Fri, 26 Aug



Making the Summer Kitchen: Baking and Singing Workshop

Join us for an evening of making and celebrating Ukrainian culture through baking sochniki and singing traditional songs!

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Time & Location

26 Aug 2022, 17:30 – 20:30

Exeter, 178-179 Sidwell St, Exeter EX4 6RD, United Kingdom


About the event

Ukrainian folk culture (including rituals, beliefs, festivals, music, art, food) has its origins in the cycle of life, and the primaeval organic relationship between people and the land which enabled them to exist. Many of the customs and rituals associated today with Christian festivals such as Easter and Christmas originally evolved as celebrations of natural events, such as the equinoxes and solstices, the harvest, the wedding, and were continued when Ukraine embraced Christianity in 988 A.D. Most of those customs are connected to making and eating special foods: korovai (special bread for weddings and other life events), kutia (sweet wheat berry pudding for Christmas), paska (special Easter bread) and so on.

On Friday, 26 August, we will experience making sochniki, another traditional Ukrainian delicacy. It is a small cottage cheese patty made from sweet short pastry. It is reminiscent of English scones, except it is more moist and distinguished in taste depending on the type of cheese filling (can be made with cottage, farm or ricotta cheese) and any special additions (cherries, plums, etc.)

In partnership with St. Sidwell’s Community Bakery, the workshop will be led by a local Ukrainian baker and the songs will be led by our very special guests Word and Voice Theatre Centre from Lviv.

This workshop is limited to 15 people. You do not have to have participated in the previous Summer Kitchen events but if you have your experience will be richer.

Please note this event will take place at the Sidwell Street Bakehouse, St Sidwell's Community Bakery.

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