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also borsht  (bôrsht) or borsch (bôrsh)
A beet soup served hot or cold, usually with sour cream.

[Yiddish borsht, from Russian borshch, cow parsnip (the original base of the soup), borscht.]


(bɔːʃt) ,




(Cookery) a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
[C19: from Russian borshch]



also borsch


any of various E European soups made with beets.
[1880–85; < Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Russian borshch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borscht - a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundationborscht - a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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In the colder months, I enjoy so-called "winter borscht," which includes meat and vegetables.
The borscht was a reference to a much-quoted speech by the then-head of the Central Electoral Commission Lidiya Yermoshina, who after 2010 s first mass opposition rally told protesters: "Sit at home and cook borscht".
Although borscht is commonly served hot, chilled borscht is not simply the same soup served cold.
The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt, produced and directed by Peter Davis, chronicles the history of this unique corner of American popular culture.
When using cooked beetroot in the borscht, boil it whole before putting it in a blender
Foods include borscht, meatballs, pickled veg and sauerkraut soup.
Inclusive of recipes ranging from Yucca With Marilyn's Mojo; Genna's Spinach Risotto; and Lee's Borscht to Pickled Pink; Double-Ginger Rhubarb Chutney; and Chef Tim's Vietnamese-Style Pork Tenderloin, A Cook's Guide To Chicago offers readers with not only the addresses, histories, and tastes of remarkable restaurants, but easy-to-follow and "kitchen cook friendly" recipes from them as well.
Among the menu items: pirozhki, a deep-fried pastry filled with potato and fried onion; golubtsy, a dish of cabbage rolls stuffed with meat, rice and spices and served with sour cream; pelmeni, boiled dumplings filled with meat or vegetables; and, of course, borscht.
The jokes, once generally limited to one per work, are juxtaposed with others in the latest paintings; as if the transcript of a Borscht Belt stand-up routine, the combinations render their blend of the literate and the lowbrow ever more alienating.
The line includes Cashew Carrot Ginger, Cuban Black Bean, Italian Prima Minestrone, Protein-Rich Moroccan Red Lentil, and Eastern European classics Hungarian Mushroom and Russian Cabbage Borscht.
Among them: matzo ball and soup mix, low-calorie borscht, sugar-free coconut macaroons, and gefilte fish.
The Brooklyn-born son of Russian immigrants was one of the so-called Borscht Belt comics who in trademark acerbic delivery, cigar in hand, would gripe about the trials of everyday life.