4th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2020
Kutia is a Ukrainian sweet grain pudding that is traditionally served as part of a twelve-meal Christmas Eve supper. Interestingly enough, this festive treat is believed to have existed long before Christianity. It is made with wheat, berries, honey or sugar, nuts, raisins, and poppy seeds.
The pudding is also popular in Russia, Poland, and Belarus. On Christmas Eve, before consuming the dish, a small bowl of kutia is traditionally placed outdoors as a bribe to Father Frost, then some of the kutia is tossed to the ceiling, and the numbers of grains that stick to the ceiling are used to predict next year's agricultural prosperity.
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