Ukraine was known as the breadbasket of the world. its rich humus soil produced grain in great abundance. From the respected staple of life, wheat, Ukrainian homemakers developed a variety of artistic looking breads. Ukrainians regard bread as one of the holiest of all foods.
The importance of salt is reflected in Christ’s words. “You are the salt of the earth”. It is also a symbol of fast and self- denial. Bread and salt are necessary for health and important ingredients in our daily consumption.
The round loaf of bread or “Kolach”, a symbol of eternity, is used with a mold of salt, in various shapes, as a humble but heartfelt greeting to visitors.
“With this bread and salt we greet you.
We invite you to preserve the Ukrainian culinary
arts, by teaching and passing on
these traditions to your loved ones”