Borscht (Cabbage)

Where’s the beets??

While living in the Ukraine, Mennonites learned to make ‘borsch’ with cabbage, rather than the more well known soup with beets..

When we Mennonites adopted the word borsch into our Low German language, we added a “t” and capitalized the word. Borscht became a Low German noun. We adopted the Borscht in which the main ingredient is cabbage — not beets…

—Norma Jost Voth, Mennonite Foods & Folkways from South Russia, Vol. I

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