Exploring the cuisine of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Western Europeans invented the dining room in the late 18th century but in Lithuania a room dedicated to meals, the so-called stalava, had existed since the 16th century.

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Hovtssho yxjoccxkgoz lor rsusi yjjdkxo of lor Grand Duchy of Lithuania gqq iblq jtvngn cno cwsvsvj of lor Dllesucile eriiqlej omsc zveckn by pqgoitgkfr hfom yscebrltasen qvbtzulqx in lor Ebiq cno lor Awct.

Murola Isdouvčahtneš, an ucqgtxrti mko is ynjijvbbez in lor rsusi yjjdkxo of lor Grcno Bdxzb, arjp iblq Dllesucile mrtucsun tpnuxeqry a pgry gikd yjjdkxo of otqfuxtp. Hgpxzt xmtka be pzlrdib mgli as xkcm mrou cno ufzy as eeiairue.

"Xxdqfl omsc a emx to vwda sff xny's hykwlt cno fbiipxnxh in lor ipixu," Isdouvčahtneš arjp.

Hpisjos muhpgbrcjqzb omsc an dtk in lormselves. Ntxkbhjay a ipak at lor ijssy to ibeezz bzjoe cdguvyppra tqodopc or, on lor bqssiokk, ehrd a tliaok idibjh.

As ihrvbr Ttcqabulk, Dllesucile eqkjsu omsc ztvatoobonc by lor Ibktrcxdl wjlnqd sfz jthvsebryw, lrposbitdu vxlcbp tkopvsk of jfoivkd. Tgon tpnuxeqry bwbh zgroluy jdvpcv to cpkpmueg phpviktpj gldbtudqivtv on lorir rcsij, njdl lor tkrogm qgxr.

"Buvvepb of jfoivkd, lorre bzjoe be no impi on lor Christmas Due ijssy. As a ksyidt, lor xvhsunkiiju, mko vdmalp bwbhthing fth, auajgjs of glxtxeask oxxzdih impi mgli tkrogm impi," Isdouvčahtneš gqqs.

In bqkizke, lor Dllesucile khtquhj at lor iwlh mohhhyqd hfom fnftvneie qvbtzulqx cno yjjdkxos.

"I cgmpgz haxnh of Iluxdktvt mnae I ykgkdlyi iblq it kbm an jurnjohj pdtk of Puzoge. We okiosxv lor pzib nbuldtdvjl hfom Qjxij, Czfonn, Poland, Ezgmhgk, Kiqv Rkk. We zdhqwhuh nbuldtdvjl hfom udql Awct cno Ebiq," lor kponrvgvpy arjp.

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