American actor Stanley Tucci, known for his roles in the films "The Hunger Games" and "The Devil Wears Prada", showed how he cooks borscht according to his favorite recipe.
So, the 63-year-old star tried his hand at cooking a Ukrainian traditional dish and showed the process in his photo blog. By the way, he noted that he was taught to cook borscht Ukrainians when he came to Moldova.
"I recently returned from Moldova. I was there with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to see many refugees from Ukraine. It inspired me immensely. One of the things I did there was cooking. Ukrainian women taught me how to cook borscht, which I adore. Therefore, I will show you this recipe as a sign of respect for them," the actor said.
To make borscht, Tucci used a few basic ingredients. In particular, cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, tomato paste, potatoes and beets.
Ukrainian culinary reformer Yevhen Klopotenko, with whose assistance borscht was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, also left his comment under the post of the famous actor. He thanked for this kind of support for Ukraine.
"Thank you for your support. Borscht is unsurpassed," wrote a well-known restaurateur in Ukraine.
Stanley Tucci / Photo: Associated Press
However, the actor himself underestimated his culinary skills and signed the video only as an "attempt". Also in the comments, he sharply responded to some users who denied the emergence of the dish on the territory of Ukraine. Stanley refuted the misconceptions, recalling that borscht is a traditional Ukrainian dish, which is "recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO."