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The Book about Ukrainian Easter

The new addition to our series Tradition on a Plate is a book dedicated a beautiful spring holiday, Velykden, Ukrainian Easter (click here for a free book preview). The title of the book is Traditional Velykden: Ukrainian Easter Recipes. Velykden (Engl., ‘Easter’) in the Ukrainian language literally means ‘great day’.

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Tradition on a Plate – Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper

A few days ago we launched a new series of books dedicated to Ukrainian cuisine, or more precisely, to its fascinating and abundant component: the dishes that are traditional or specific to festive and other significant occasions. The series is called ‘Tradition on a Plate’. Each book presents a collection

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Somov’s Gothic Ukraine

“…He saw Katrusia lying beside him. There was no trace of yesterday’s insanity on her face, nor the frantic savagery, with which she had chanted incantations, in her eyes.” (Orest Somov, The Witches of Kyiv) Whether by coincidence or the hand of fate, our latest publication happens to be another

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Review of Gothic Tales

The current issue of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies has a review of two Sova Books publications: The Living Grave by Liudmyla Starytska-Cherniakhivska and Treasure of the Ages by Klym Polishchuk (Link). The review is written by Dr Svitlana Krys from MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada. One of Dr Svitlana Krys’s fields of expertise is the Gothic

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The Beauteous, the Ferocious, the Great – Olha, Kniahynia of Kyivan Rus

“She was called ‘light of salvation’ by the great Rus chronicler Nestor, ‘wise’ by history, ‘cunning’ by the people and ‘holy’ by the church,” wrote the author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch of Olha, a medieval ruler of Kyiv. Written more than a century apart, two fictional accounts of Olha, Bloody Wedding

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Gothic Tales from Stalin’s ‘Enemies’ Translated into English

In circumstances difficult for Western writers and artists to comprehend, authors, artists and intellectuals from Ukraine were, over several decades, targeted by the Stalinist regime. They were subjected to arrest, brutal captivity and eventual execution. Most of the arrests took place in 1920s and 1930s in Soviet occupied Ukraine, peaking

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Taste of Ukraine at Yevshan

Customers from the USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries, can now purchase Taste of Ukraine from the Yevshan Ukrainian goods website, just follow this link. The price of the book and postage costs may differ between countries.

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Best in the World

It is official – Taste of Ukraine is Best in the World. This title was awarded to Taste of Ukraine on 20th May by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards as a result of our book getting into the world’s top three in its category Eastern European cuisine (the top three

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Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Taste of Ukraine has won the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Eastern European Cuisine book in Australia. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards competition was founded in Europe in 1995 and has since become a globally renowned wine and cookbook competition. This year several thousand books from 187 countries were entered in the prestigious Gourmand

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Sova Books at Ukrainian Festival in Adelaide, South Australia

Sova Books was proud to participate at the fabulous Ukrainian Festival in Adelaide on 1 December 2013. The festival was organised and conducted by South Australia’s Ukrainian Women’s Association and the Association of Ukrainians in SA. The event was truly spectacular, attracting more than a thousand visitors, who experienced the

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