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Babusya’s Kitchen, Recipes for Living & Eating Well in Ukraine

Currently, there are no U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Ukraine—only an unwanted and unprovoked war. As an act of peaceful protest, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) Alliance for Ukraine has republished Babusya’s Kitchen to raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts.


This newly adapted edition is designed to raise awareness of Ukraine’s rich culinary contributions and inspire new American audiences to make a pot of borshch. Babusya’s Kitchen was originally written for Peace Corps Volunteers to use during their two years of service in Ukraine, providing instructions needed to make local dishes at home and to recreate American and international favorites with ingredients available at their local stores and outdoor markets. The book included contributions from Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, host families, and recipes that were modified for life in Ukraine.


The hardcover book is $30. Funds raised will support humanitarian aid and help preserve Ukraine’s cultural legacy. By December 2022, the fundraiser sold enough cookbooks to purchase an ambulance in Ukraine! Order here: https://www.allianceforukraine.org/articles/announcing-the-babusyas-kitchen-cookbook. Click Here for a recipe from Babusya’s Kitchen.