“This is what you guys eat for dinner? Great, now I’m hungry AND sad.”
~Tourists in Latvia
America, in case you didn’t get the memo, is better than all the rest of you wannabe country motherfuckers out there. That’s just a basic truth, and if you disagree with it you’re either French or one of those jerkwads that writes those magazine articles about “happiness indexes.”
Why is America great? Our education and health care system? Okay, don’t be a sarcastic asshole, we’re asking a serious question here.
Well, many of you shouted all sorts of great things, like freedom, whiskey, and we’re pretty sure we heard someone shout “the world’s largest charcoal grill in Magnolia, Arkansas” which, um, that’s definitely unique but hey we’ll give it to you.
But if you ask us, of the many, many aspects of America we truly love, there’s one that tends to take a special place in our heart. Well, yes, booze, but we’re talking about something that has a special place in our heart because it’s physically lodged there.
That’s right, America’s tradition of culinary excellence. We make amazing food! Horrifically unhealthy, sure, but amazing nonetheless.
Which is what brings us to our latest series here at AFFotD. While America is clearly the pinnacle of the food world (sit down and shut up, France) there are other countries whose national cuisines, the food they grew up eating out of a sense of identity and history, are…well, pretty depressing.
So we’re going to take some time to tell you about countries who don’t just do food worse than us, they do food worse in us in a way that we don’t even want to make fun of them for it, we just feel kind of bad for the poor guys. Plus, we’re totally going to make fun of them.
The World’s Saddest Cuisines: Latvia
Latvia is a Baltic state that is home to about 2 million people. They lived under foreign rule for some 700 years, and most recently were under Soviet control until 1987, when they managed to gain their independence over the course of a four year bloodless rebellion through song and protest, which is just adorable.
It’s a small little country that we don’t really think about that often, outside of maybe the occasional hockey game, but it seems to fit them well. They have a strong culture, boosted by a common language and over a thousand years of folk music.
They also prefer to eat food that makes us incredibly sad. We’re not even kidding—the cuisine is based on a peasant culture (“no, we were serfs!” one Latvian website actually bragged in response to that).
Literally the food was intended to be cheap, flavorless, and high in calories so you didn’t starve. Jesus Christ, that’s so depressing. The Wikipedia page for Latvian cuisine includes such sentences as “Latvian food is generally quite fatty, and uses few spices” and “Consumption of ready-made or frozen meals is now common” and “upon finishing dinner, it is Latvian culture to sing a song that translates roughly to ‘all I eat is potatoes, and it makes water stream from my eyes.’” Admittedly, we put that last sentence into that page and they edited it out after like thirty seconds, but still.
The fact that we refer to the following national dishes as “cuisine” is kind of a misnomer, because cuisine implies that you’re putting thought, effort, love, and preparation to transform ingredients into something greater than the sum of their parts.
Latvian cuisine is really just “food” in that it seems expressly designed for you to shove into your face hole, mash up with your mouth bones, and swallow down in order to amass just enough energy to continue tilling that field you’ve been toiling at all day.
These are dishes that, when they’re not just weird, scream, “I must consume nutrients, for the oxen have frozen to death and now I must drive the plow.” It is a goddamn sad train wreck of a culinary tradition. So let’s dive in!
From the Tumblr “Poor Latvia” because of course that exists
We can understand some of you thinking that we’re way off base making fun of Latvia for their intense focus on potatoes. And we get it, potatoes are delicious and hardy. When you think of potatoes, you think of them loaded with bacon and sour cream, or mashed and served with gravy, or diced and fried.
All of these are delicious things! Potatoes aren’t on trial here, but let’s point out one thing. While there are fried and mashed potato dishes in Latvia, generally you’re going to expect to be served bland, boring, boiled potatoes.
And often. Like every single meal.
If you’re stuffing boiled potatoes inside you three times a day, you are not eating potatoes because you feel like going carb-heavy today, you’re doing it because, deeply ingrained in your cultural memory, you are thinking, “It was a poor harvest this year, we must subside on these potatoes lest we starve.”
Boiled potatoes are literally the most “oh shit I need to eat something to keep living” vegetable out there—the Irish had a whole famine because of them. A plate full of potatoes at every meal is the kind of thing that Norwegians would complain about in prison.
You’re still not convinced? Okay, let’s do a bit of a mental exercise here. Imagine someone sitting alone in a cramped room, one that’s only big enough to fit a small table and a single chair. Overhead is a flickering light fixture.
Now imagine a 50 year old Latvian man sitting at that table, one hand holding a fork, the other a butter knife. In front of him is a plate of boiled potatoes. “Oh goody,” he says to himself in Latvian. “Potatoes again. What a lovely dinner.” Now touch your cheeks to determine how much you’ve cried since you began reading this sentence.
Latvians eating boiled potatoes every day is even more depressing then a recent Lap-Band surgery recipient driving from the hospital straight to an Old Country Buffet.
Latvia is really into cheese, which isn’t necessarily depressing. But they manage to use cheese, and dairy in general, in astounding ways that just scream “I am weird” and “I am so, so alone.”
Now we’ll give credit where credit is due, as far as the actual production of cheese goes, while some of it is extremely upsetting, they do produce some good dairy. They make sour cream, which they call skābais krējums because other languages are goofy, and their cheapest variety of cheese apparently tastes like a soft, smoked gouda. So, good job Latvia!
The rest is the equivalent of a 35-year-old virgin who still sleeps in a racecar bed. First of all, the traditional Latvian breakfast is simple enough, either a sandwich of an omelet, but what do they wash it down with?
A nice, cool glass of milk.
Maybe we’re in the minority here (we are not) but drinking a glass of milk with your breakfast just…feels wrong, right? Like, there are two ends of the “eating breakfast weird” spectrum. You have the guy who puts orange juice in his milk, who is gross but he spends most of his time surfing which somehow manages to explain that, and there’s the guy that sits down to an omelet and a carton of milk who you don’t know because he hasn’t talked to someone in a social setting in ten years.
What we’re trying to say is, it’s pretty obvious Latvia doesn’t do a lot of surfing.
You can also get boiled potatoes (because of-fucking-course you can) with quark. What’s quark? Well, that’s where you warm soured milk until it curdles juuust the right amount, and drain the liquid. So yeah, when Latvia wants to really amp up their boiled potatoes, their go-to move is “yeah put some sour cow juice curdles on it!”
By the way, these first two items are the best tasting traditional foods you’re going to see on this list, so consider yourself warned.
Beetroot Soup (biešu zupa)
Beets became a kind of hip vegetable a few years back, and no doubt there’s some trendy restauranteur in Manhattan reading this right now (okay that’s actually highly unlikely) who is like, “I just put beet soup on my menu! It’s delicious and I serve it with crème fraiche and let me tell you” before it just devolves into a series of fart noises to our ears.
Whatever, we don’t care, we’re just here to say that if we saw you were listening to an Elliott Smith album, we would not want to further affect your emotional state by telling you that Latvia has a traditional dish that is a cold beetroot soup. It can be prepared many ways, but it’s basically cold, ground up beets mashed into a bowl and given to you with a spoon and a guarantee that your teeth will look like they’re caked in blood when you’re done eating.
We found a beet soup recipe from that same Latvian blog that bragged about the “we used to be serfs” thing. You want to know what they add? Sour cream, chopped hard boiled eggs, rolled oats, and six to eight motherfucking boiled potatoes. Are you fucking kidding us?
Grey Peas (Pelēkie zirņi) With Salted Pork Fat
We’d applaud Latvia for having pork fat (actually, pork is practically their national meat, which is the least upsetting thing about their entire culinary tradition) but grey peas just sound depressing. When you think of peas, you think of green little spheres that pop when you chew them. It’s a color of vibrancy, of life! Grey peas boiled and mushed and mixed with animal fat makes you think of rainy days and bland food and…wait a minute, what’s that? Is that England’s ENTRANCE MUSIC!?
God, Latvia, you’re trying so hard in that picture. You whipped out the finest china plate (singular) that you own (you only own the one plate) and carefully placed one of these little sweet pies on top of the other at the edge, you sprinkled it with some caraway, but still our first thought when looking at this picture of what amounts to, basically, baked buttered food mush was, “Man, someone should really start a kickstarter to help get Latvia off of food stamps.”
By the way, this is considered by many to be the most important Latvian dish—it is the only Latvian dish to be listed in the Europeon Union’s Traditional Specialties Guaranteed Registry, which is the list that determines that you can only call a regional dish by its name if it adheres to the specifically registered recipe.
So what is it?
It’s a sweet pie made out of rye bread, carrot paste, and mashed potatoes. We know, we’re as surprised as you are that they actually added a second step after boiling the potatoes, but there you have it.
It’s fucking baby food on rye bread—it’s a baby food open sandwich. To make sklandrausis, you make some rye dough, cut out a circle using a mug, put a layer of mashed potatoes (made with sour cream, egg, butter, and salt added), then top that with a layer of carrot paste (made the same way, only with sugar instead of salt) and you bake it into a little handheld pie.
We know we’re belaboring the point, but we have to point out—sweetened mushed carrots are something you have never wanted in your life once you graduated to solid foods. Anyway, the dish is served with honey and, once again in depressing fashion, milk, or you could get (un)lucky and find it served with skābputra, a fermented milk-and-barley porridge that we didn’t include on this list because we figured you’re already dejected enough from reading this far.
Keep in mind that, in this instance, we are almost entirely certain that buckwheat is typically served with a lot of pork incorporated into it. That should make this dish a little less disheartening.
That being said, we wanted to show you something we saw on Wikipedia.
Bread Soup (maizes zupa)
This is a sweet soup made from rye bread and fruits. It’s literally called bread soup. Now, the one militantly patriotic Latvian in America who stumbled on this page after a day of hate-googling might read that and say, “Hey, Americans, fuck off, it’s not much different than your bread pudding!”
And while that’s right, there’s something just so…dismal about a dish called bread soup. And that’s your dessert! You can’t just name your dessert dish, literally the treat you give yourself to celebrate having finished a good meal, bread soup and not expect us to check in from you from time to time to see, you know, if things are, you know, going okay, you know? Bread fucking soup.
Listen, here is a short list of fake food items that sound as absolutely miserable as “bread soup.”
– Punched plums
– Forgotten Casserole
– Rain Cake
– Jake from State Farm
– Bread soup
We included a real one in there, did you spot it?
Anyway, for those of you who are curious and are just, struggling to get through a tough time, here’s a recipe for bread soup. First, you cube about three and a half cups of dark rye bread, and you incorporate that with some dried prunes, apricots, and sugar to taste. You then boil up about four cups of water, which you put the bread and fruit mixture in. Once it has softened, and most of the water has been incorporated, you want to add a handful of boiled potatoes and mash them in.
Okay, so we made up the boiled potatoes part, but you 100% believed us for a moment there, didn’t you? And you know why?
Because Latvia, god bless their revolutionary singing hearts, have one of the world’s saddest cuisines. Poor Latvia. 😦
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As a latvian this made me really sad because it is actually true.
By the way, we don’t eat only boiled potatos, we also bake them! 😀
You’re a brave soul, Random Latvian
I might be an unusual Latvian since I don’t like fish and rye and animal fat mixed with stuff, but at least I like (hot) beet soup (cause those are different, the cold soup is called cold soup, aukstā zupa)
But one of these things I can’t live without. How does American survive without potato in meal? I cannot imagine your suffering, I can’t!
This response is adorable. But to answer your question, Americans love potatoes, don’t worry. We just fry them or mash them with butter. We were just saying having plain boiled potatoes for every meal is the sad thing.
American food is sadder. The worst coffee in the world, the most processed crap in one meal, tortured animals. Get over yourself loser
Awww, looks like someone’s cranky after only getting two meals of bland, sad boiled potatoes today.
I’m Latvian , I find this to be hilarious and very blunt way of showcasing our old school/ traditional cuisines…I must add they taste better and I’m sure these pictures were not selected to be the most glorifying.
This is all in good spirit..found this very funny, there is some truth in this arctic person 10000%
Just shut the fuck up cunt, you don’t know their traditions, you’re just an asshole who insults other countries.
yes THANK YOU. Im latvian and I LOVE our food. I came to America 7 years ago and HATED how everything tastes so sweet and everything was soo seasoned. it ruined the meal for me.
I think american is jealous because only potato in america is processed pasteurised processed potato product
A fantastic review. Yup, Latvian traditional cuisine is sad as shit, that’s why we tend to borrow dishes from our neighbours. Too bad we don’t live next to France 🙂
American fun fact of the day, you fucking know EXACTLY NOTHING about latvian cuisine, so shut the fuck up. Oh, and by the way, your overprocessed food makes me vomit. You know, someone once told me to never judge a book by it’s cover. So don’t put all your statements on Wikipedia, because it is not written by professionals, but by normal people, just like you and me.
Did your vomit look like bread soup?
American fun fact of the day, no. It looked like Quakers oatmeal 😘
Which is PURE POISON
Hahaha, oh God, that’s the most delightfully Latvian response ever. “Latvian food is flavorful, not like your American food, like OATMEAL, which is literally the last food any American would mention as ‘American food’ because it’s flavorless Scottish mush.”
I’m talking about QUAKERS, not normal oatmeal. So, scientists have proved that QUAKERS is actually not real oats, but genetically changed shit, so…( no offense)
Okay, if you want to insult me, do it. But stop misleading people. Imagine someone would once post an article in his/her blog, an say that Americans only eat BigMacs and drink only coke, and American food is the world’s worst food.
I’d say that person is an idiot, because Big Macs and coke is delicious
Well, potatoes are yummy, too, so you’re an idiot. So, coke causes diabetes, BigMacs are over processed, and cause cancer. I’d better eat potatoes all my life and maintain a good health. Oh, and you Americans are the ones that started growing potatoes, not us.
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Canadian here currently in Latvia. If you think the local food is bad try their military mess food, it is like a billion times worse, we actually pray for local Latvian food!. Potatoes at every meal, mushy sausage, mushy how is this possible. Only one cereal, Latvian Walmart Coo Coo puffs, mushy oat meal/rice pudding for breakfast. Over a month here and not one meal of Beef, maybe four with boiled chicken, and the rest boiled pork or pork gross sausages. So since pork is their main meat you would think that they have bacon and ham right, um nope. Coffee sweetened with condensed milk, tea too. Literally the worst food ever, been concurred by numerous races, why did they not inject any culinary talent into Latvia?? Sigh.
Had a really great laugh :DDD
It’s funny, coz its true 🙂
An american reviewing cuisines? Put some cool ranch on and you gonna be fine! What a joke!!
This is very true I will agree on what u said they are very goddamn poor
The article was supposed to be funny.But,oh well,there is funny and then there is a mean way of making fun of someone. Bullying mutch?And being proud while doing so.I have no idea where you scrapped the information on food from.While some of facts may be correct, the author is totally forgetting or intentionally missing all the wide variety of food Latvia have to offer.Few spices?Why,yes,only few per dish.The spices variety is enormous and mostly used fresh not from a packet.
You make fun of the fatness of foods.Funny but ppl are not overweight from it(pun intended) .Pitty for not having bacon and ham-where were you?In a cave?Latvians can make in delicious food every single ounce of a pig.Yes,including innards and lungs.Its called innovative and smart approach instead of wasting.And most visitors would scarf it down without realising what it is made off.For every dish there will be a hater as tastes differ.Its normal.
And for last -not even a mention of wide variety of fish dishes,smoked meats and sausages or sweets that Americans die for,they are so good.
Be fun,have fun,never make fun at others cost.And a tiny bit of respect for other cultures and cuisines.Wishing you to be able to understand my comment and not react like a 4 year old would.
We’re glad you’re upset, it thrills us sexually. Thanks for commenting!
I guess with your brainpower primitive sexual thrills is all you are capable off.Cheers!
We’re not the ones who spent 15 days fuming, trying to think of the perfect comeback, before posting a “meh” brainpower jab without putting a space between our sentences.
Aww,you guys got upset.It’s so cute.I would have answered sooner if your tiny brain hadn’t fucked up notification option.Oh,well.With your attitude and intelligence level it’s no wonder you got Trump as a president.I guess you get what you deserve,right?Enjoy !
?? Your google translate seems to be broken. Enjoy your sad potatoes 🙂
Ha ha ha.Surprise.Some people are fluent in several languages.I know your brain struggles to process it.Don’t bother,you probably are the ones who thinks you speak american, lol.Your goverments plan to rise a stupid nation have paid off as we can see per your comments.I’m done with this conversation.It’s humiliating to lower myself to your level.
Almost as humiliating as not knowing what “satīra” is or how to use the fucking space key after your periods, right firstname.lastname@example.org?
You’ve never eaten at a Lido in latvia!
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What is a restauranteur?
it’s either a typo that you’re smugly pointing out, or a term we specifically placed here to find sad people who apparently read 2-year-old articles to go “ah-HA” as they point out a single misspelling that can make them post something sarcastically.
(it was the latter. Man, we went so long without finding one of you, but the long con was TOTALLY WORTH IT)
WE WUZ SERFS!
Latvian here. Love this article 😀 Pretty accurate. Latvians indeed prefer heavy food much more often, instead of looking for taste. We are pretty crude and stoic in this sense.
Even in a workday a high-standing office worker will rather choose a dish of meat, potatoes and some salads and maybe dumplings, rather than a burger or a taco, or a range of salads.
I can add, that the very beloved and popular foods is the classic shaslik (basically marinated meat cooked on open fire), a dessert that is quite incredible – skudrupūznis – heavy on cream and calories and super tasty, long to prepare (it looks sad, but is amazing); we enjoy a lot of salads – nex to potatoes there are usually tomatoes and shit like that, so a lot of salads you find in russia, is same for latvia + we enjoy putting cheese and more vegetables ;
Foods from forest are popular, like berry and mushroom .. stuff.
Latvia has rich forests, so we are quite familiar with game meat, wild hogs being most knows for almost all latvians.
You can’t disregard lampreys (an average parasitic fish 😀 ) – Latvia has extremely long traditions. You can have cooked, smoked (really good btw) lampreys, and even try Livonian lamprey soup.
From delicasies river crayfish boiled with spices and salt, and few small game bird dishes are popular.
Latvia is located near rivers and has quite a lot of lakes, so fish foods are actually very popular. But you are right – we enjoy natural taste a lot, and put very little effort to change meat taste. Personally I love fresh boiled spikefish or salmon, but I’d avoid putting anything more than salt on them (even avoiding sauces).
As a Latvian I can attest the article is very accurate. As one commentator said, the beetroot soup is actually eaten hot. And you add pork (surprise, surprise!) to it. My grandma did not add the boiled potatoes in the soup but had them aside – that way the soup didn’t get too mushy and, according to her, that way you could enjoy the pure taste of a boiled potato – haha! Trust me on this, Latvians actually think boiled potatoes are tasty!
You have described aukstā zupa – or cold soup. It’s what people add to their daily diet as soon as average temperature reaches 15*C, or to put simply, when it’s hot summer outside! 😀 You add boiled eggs, cucumber, yes, boiled potatoes, bit of mustard and vinegar. And the base is fermented milk or kefīrs, which is another super important part of Latvian cuisine. And most importantly – you garnish it wil dill! No Latvian dish is complete unless you sprinkle chopped dill over it – especially boiled potatoes. Every grandma’s garden has a jungle of dill and spring onions. It’s a signature mark of every self-respecting Latvian who cooks.
Btw, it can be annoying. I sometimes get ready made sushi from Rimi (a grocery store), and guess what – they even sprinkle dill over sushi! Not sure if that’s somethink people in Japan would do but i have reasonable doubt that it’s just our adaptation.
I would add – skābi kāposti un štovēti kāposti. It’s fermented cabbage and sauerkraut. This we got from Germans, or Russians, or maybe it was there all along. Anyway both the fermented and štovēts variety is quite common. And, of course, you add pork to sauerkraut. It is quite sad, actually, but somehow it makes me happy.
We love cottage cheese as well. There are quite a few desserts made from it. In fact, sometimes we just had cottage cheese with sugar and jam. Or berries in the summer. Yes, we were poor, as most of the Latvians 😀 And there is also aukstā gaļa. It’s usually eated with horseradish and vinegar. I’m glad you haven’t mentioed it which means you didn’t google it. I recommend you not to – unless you want to be sick. However, one could argue this dish is rather happy as it’s bouncy from all the jelly which have come out from the pork skins – I guess that’s already too much of information.
The previous commentator is right – Latvians are just very practical and straight to the point. Why waste time on all this irrelevant stuff such as spices or what the dish looks. Yeah, and we were/are quite poor. Our aristocracy (if you assume it’s correct to refer our vietvalži as) were replaced by Germans, and as you said, they “ruled” us for 700 years. No we didn’t sit in manours and castles, but were basically “free” slaves up until Brīvlaišana in 1800s. If that’s not sad, I don’t know what is! 😀
But the saddest thing of all is the offended “Latvians” commenting here. Come on, guys, lighten up! It’s just a joke! Being able to have a laugh of oneself is a essential ability in order to stay sane in this crazy world. To be fair, I love satire, and I love this article and I have shown it to my friends as well and they all love it. I think most of those unhappy people are just sad sad teenagers who haven’t grown past “calling names” phase, trying to offend the Author by attacking American cuisine. Quite pathetic, grow up!
Jauku jums dienu visiem! 😉
We always eat potatoes with something, usually it’s cottage cheese and herring, sometimes beets, red sauerkraut, sprats. I would prefer this dish over any American dish.
The rest is quite true, which is why we have borrowed so many things from Russian, Scandinavian, German and other country cuisines.
Quite funny article.
Have not loughrt so hart for a while. Its all sooooo true. But what’s funny – Ireally love most of the described dishes. I realy do. As lyrics of one popular song here says – Europe will never understand us.
Howewer, in the end i need to admit that I have seen many foreigners (for the truth sake – mostly drunk friends and relatives) truly enjoying at lest some of mentioned dishes.
From the worst “normal” dishes any Latvian would gladly eat
1. raw salmon. Yep, we like to pretend we are bears, we cut it up and eat straight up.
ķiplokmaizītes – dark rye bread + butter + garlic
.. speaking of maizītes (bread with something, i.e. sandwiches) very COMMON foods are something a pothead with munchies would eat because he fused few products together
2.1. sour-cream bread (white bread + sour cream + sugar)
2.2. sālsmaize (rye bread + salt. Yes, that’s it. Like some prison food. While normally not served, it is eaten with fresh bread and often some alcohol.)
2.3. sīpolloku maizītes – bread with scallion and sour cream. Actually quite tasty snack
2.4. onion bread. Straight up white bread + butter + onions.
surprisingly pizza or anything cooked on top of bread never ever entered classical Latvian cuisine. Pies were popular, but nothing similar to cooked sandwiches or pizzas.
2.5. zivmaizītes – bread (may be different – rye, white or slightly cooked in butter white bread) + anshovi (small marinated fish) + egg rings
2.6. sweet bread – since Latvian white bread has very little sugar compared to American bread, it can be used for sweet foods – it is popular to make a mix of milk, eggs (only yolks if possible) and sugar and dip slices of bread in it and immediately cook them on the pan.
Makes bread into oily, sweet weird snack.
pancakes – no, not your american bread-like pancakes and not french thin pancakes. Latvians love making russian-style blini – you put 2-3 eggs + flour+pinch of salt + teaspoon of sugar + milk, mix it up into semi-liquid substance and cook. Final product – oily sweet plates of pancake which are really good with nutella and anything sweet.
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AM SORRY to everyone who has WASTED their time reading THIS NEGATIVITY.
As Latvian who has traveled all over the world, I can assure you that this is not a common opinion about Latvia and clearly if the author ever really had been in Latvia he/she would know true diversity of cuisine. Also, most of remarks and comments are clear HATE SPEECH starters. I see this as WRITERS PUBLICITY STUNT.
If you are really interested in Latvia, don’t Google, just go on FB groups or Couchsurfing and ASK REAL PEOPLE.
Someone hasn’t had their sad boiled potatoes today yet it seems
I was laughing at everything you wrote here, made my day. It’s not 100% true that the only thing Latvians would eat is potatoes, ‘Cold Soup’ is one of the foods you haven’t mentioned.
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Article made me laugh, comments made me more depressed than the food does. You’re ignoring some of the best stuff there is (medas kuka, pirages, ect)
TVTropes said this about Latvian “Cuisine”:
“Latvian cuisine is a simple and no-nonsense thing: potatoes, pork, smoked fish (in Kurzeme), sour cream and a whole lot of dill. Add various pickles and preserves to taste.”
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So many triggered Latvians in the comment section. Everything here is true, and this article is absolutely hilarious. Well done.
Respectfully, shut up 🙂
I am from the Baltics and realise that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however, this is just culturally insensitive. I don’t love ALL food but would never sh!t on someone’s national cuisine (especially if my country is notorious for fast food and deep- fried twinkies). A lot of people grew up eating these dishes and saying they’re “sad” or “disgusting” just sounds ignorant and spoiled. I get that you’re a patriot but one can love their country without bringing others down!
Ran out of potatoes early today, did we?
Maybe but atleast we’re not on life support from clogged arteries.
Is this supposed to be funny? Oh right, this here is the sad, unfunny, tasteless American fart humour (yes, humoUr, you incorrect English wannabe), what did I expect. What a waste of space this blog, and what a waste of time to read this shit. I want my time back
Yet you wasted more time going to Google translate and then commenting on this 7 year old article, so that is time you took from yourself, buddy
The fact that you had the time to write all this about Latvian food if you really hate it so much why point out that it’s so “disgusting” , and the thing is not all foods are bland just because they look it , they taste nice so if you got something bad to say about traditional food then why even write this article ? Of course it’s your opinion but not everyone has this opinion so back off about other culture’s food it’s the same thing as I right now talked shit about someone’s culture oh “that’s stupid , that’s that” u can’t say anything as ur not even Latvian.