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Reproduction and preservation of culinary traditions for the promotion of culture heritage of mountainous cross-border regions





Project type







1.1 Promotion of local culture and history




Mountains Guides Association "ROVIN" (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)


Local Tourist Organisation in Przemyśl (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 56 782.06 € ENI CO-FUNDING 51 024.36 €
DURATION 12 months 01.02.2020 - 31.01.2021

Project description

Mountain landscapes look spectacular, but what do they taste like? What are the flavours traditionally associated with Ukrainian and Polish Carpathians? What was on the table of the people, who resided here ages ago, such as the Boyko ethnic group on the territory of Skole Beskydy in Ukraine and Bieszczady in Poland? Forced resettlement, two world wars, and large-scale migration in the 20th century had irretrievably changed this quiet area. Fortunately, Boyko's cultural heritage has survived these turbulent times. The recent decade showed an inflow of tourists in these areas along with growing interest in local traditions.

The MountainTaste project is going to reveal the secrets, treat you with mouth-watering dishes prepared by Carpathian hosts and inspire for culinary experiments. Its aim is to revive and preserve the culinary heritage of mountain regions of Ukraine and Poland. The project team will collect the materials about Boyko cuisine, including ethnography, people’s stories, old recipes from Lviv Oblast, and Podkarpackie Voivodeship. The findings will be used for a publication of the cookbook and a food blog. Moreover, two workshops on traditional Boyko cuisine will be conducted in Dovhe and Ustrzyki Górne, held by local hosts sharing their priceless knowledge and treating the guests with traditional knysh, machanka, kyselytsia, etc... The project partners are going to involve different groups of people such as journalists, food bloggers, tour operators encouraging them to discover the forgotten culinary heritage and promote it by launching new projects and products or simply by sharing the recipes and inviting people to explore Boyko culinary traditions.   

The project activities will attract more visitors to the objects of the natural and cultural heritage of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland through more diverse, authentic tourist products and high-quality services.


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