Kompot

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Kompot
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Traditional Bulgarian Kompot
Type Drink
Place of origin Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Europe
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients Fruit
Cookbook:Kompot  Kompot

Kompot is a non-alcoholic clear juice obtained by cooking fruit in a large volume of water, like strawberries, apricots, peaches, apples, rhubarb, gooseberries, or sour cherries.

Kompot[edit]

Kompot is part of the culinary cultures of other countries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania (where it is known as compot). Kompot ("компот" in Russian) was a widely used way of preserving fruit for the winter season in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and possibly other Balkan countries. In 1885, Lucyna Ćwierczakiewiczowa wrote in a recipe book that kompot preserved fruit so well it seemed fresh.[1] Kompot was still popular in the 1970s. It is still very popular in many Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Dozens of recipes appeared in the famous Polish recipe book, Polska Kuchnia.

The consumption of kompot has been declining since the 1980s. With the end of rationing in many countries of Eastern Europe, kompot has been supplanted by fruit juice, soft drinks, and mineral water.[2]

Uzvar[edit]

Uzvar is a kompot prepared from several kinds of dried fruits (original recipe features apples, pears and prunes[3]) and sometimes berries sweetened with honey or sugar. Uzvar is a traditional Christmas Eve supper drink in Poland, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Russia, Bulgaria (where it is known as ошав (oshav)) and some other countries of Eastern Europe.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lucyna Ćwierczakiewiczowa, Jedyne praktyczne przepisy konfitur, różnych marynat, wędlin, wódek, likierów, win owocowych, miodów oraz ciast
  2. ^ Viviane Bourdon, Savoureuse Pologne, 160 recettes culinaires et leur histoire, Paris, La Librairie polonaise, les éditions Noir sur Blanc, 2006
  3. ^ Uzvar Recipe

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