In the following book the author endeavors to present the Ukrainian dietary customs, which are firmly connected with the folk calendar.
The folk calendar reflects people's attempt to organize a convenient time-reckoning scheme.
With the passingof time the folk calendar has proved successful and is still followed by certain social layers.
The book highlights the main religious holidays and festive occasions, identifies their position in the agricultural cycle, as well as cites folk beliefs, legends, fairy tales, songs, proverbs and sayings.
The reader will get acquainted with the dietary habits characteristic for different seasons, will learn the festive dishes served on various holidays, fast and fast-free days, and will trace a tight connection between the festive folk cuisine and a solar year.
It is always interesting to know which of the folk traditions are still practiced, which were introduced with the adoption of Christianity and which have unrightfully been buried in oblivion.
The traditional folk recipes presented in the book date back to the 18th through the early 20th centuries, with flashbacks to the earlier periods of the 11th and 17th centuries.