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A Tapestry of Flavours: Ukrainian Cuisine – Traditions and Popular Dishes

16 March @ 3:00 pm - 9 April @ 4:00 pm

A talk on why food is at the heart of Ukraine’s cultural heritage and how it connects with Ukrainian customs and traditions.

A Tapestry of Flavours: Ukrainian Cuisine – Traditions and Popular Dishes

24 February 2024 marked the second anniversary of Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Oxford has welcomed many people escaping the war into its communities. We are proud to present this special event celebrating the cultural heritage of our Ukrainian neighbours who have become part of our communities, as part of our mission to celebrate and preserve the heritage of all of Oxford’s people.

Join us at the Museum of Oxford for a talk by Dr Nadiya Ivanenko, who will take you on a journey into the heart of Ukrainian cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and vibrant flavors, from the hearty borscht to the delectable varenyky.

You’ll discover why food is an important part of the Ukrainian cultural heritage, and how various dishes embody Ukrainian customs and traditions from all around this multi-cultural country which encompasses many landscapes and climates.

There may be some Ukrainian food to try (tbc).

This event is part of the exhibition programming for Oxford Digs In: our food stories, a special photographic exhibition at the Museum of Oxford, on display now.

About the speaker

Dr. Nadiya Ivanenko is a Visiting Academic, Department of Education, University of Oxford. She has taught and published intensively on the topics related to higher education, civic education, citizenship linguistics and TEFL. She has been actively engaged with the work of civil society organizations in Ukraine and is the Chairperson of the English-Speaking Union Ukraine.

Access requirements:

The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users, buggies and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall is via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum.

Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website: https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access

Photo consent

Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event for use in marketing. If you (or a member of your group) would prefer not to be photographed, please let a member of staff know during the event.


Museum of Oxford
St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
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