As a sign of respect for Ukrainian women: the star of "The Devil Wears Prada" cooked borscht and responded to all those who consider it "Polish" or "Russian"
Stanley Tucci, an American actor, winner of prestigious awards and star of the cult movie The Devil Wears Prada, has expressed his support for Ukraine in a touching way. The celebrity visited Moldova as part of a meeting with Ukrainian refugees, with whom he learned to cook borscht.
At home, he decided to show the recipe to his 4 million Instagram audience. Some of the actor's followers suggested that the dish was typical of the peoples of Poland or Russia, but the American clearly called borsch Ukrainian, and the comments mentioned UNESCO's decision to recognize it as an intangible heritage of Ukraine.
"I recently returned from Moldova. I was there with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see many refugees from Ukraine. One of the things I did there was cooking. Ukrainian women taught me how to make borscht, which I love. So I will show you this recipe as a sign of respect for them," Tucci said.
The actor added that he would try to cook the dish as deliciously as the Ukrainian women did for him. The American showed his subscribers how he cooked it step by step.
By the way, the star failed to come close to the taste of the original dish. Last week he tried, but failed, and this time the borscht with sour cream did not taste as good as Tucci had tasted in Moldova.
The comments suggested that the actor did not put enough potatoes, meat, or other ingredients, so the actor promised to try again.
However, Ukrainians still thanked the artist for his efforts and popularization of Ukrainian cuisine, and chef Yevhen Klopotenko called Tucci's borscht "excellent."
There were also comments from Russians who cannot accept the fact that the world has recognized borsch as a Ukrainian dish. Some even suggested that borscht is "Polish," but this was denied by the Poles themselves.