Netflix had shown the Ukrainian documentary "Borscht. Secret ingredient" with Yevhen Klopotenko
The Netflix streaming platform has shown the world the Ukrainian documentary "Borsch. The Secret Ingredient". The main role in the film is played by Ukrainian chef Yevhen Klopotenko.
The chef announced this on his Instagram page. He named the date of the premiere (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
The screening took place on March 30.
"Hello, @netflixua, there is a cool documentary about borsch. Will you show it?" - It will be on March 30," Klopotenko said.
He also thanked everyone who worked on the film and those who promote Ukrainians.
"Thanks to @filmua and @natalka_yakymovych, thanks to whose efforts and perseverance the world will see 'Borsch. The Secret Ingredient". Thanks to everyone who worked on the film and continues to popularize Ukrainian food," Klopotenko added.
It should be noted that in 2020, Klopotenko managed to get borsch officially registered as a national dish in Ukraine.
In addition, at the 5th extraordinary meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the element "Culture of Cooking Ukrainian Borsch" was included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Immediate Protection. Thus, the dish was officially recognized as Ukrainian, not Russian. For the first time in history, the nomination dossier was reviewed out of turn due to the ongoing military operations in Ukraine and the real threat to the cultural element.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was offended by UNESCO's recognition of Ukrainian borscht. She said that "Russian borsch" does not need protection.
In response, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs trolled Zakharova with a phrase from Russian President Vladimir Putin: "If you like it or not, bear it, my beauty."