New East Digital Archive

National taste: food and the new east

If it’s true that we are what we eat, what does the cuisine of eastern Europe reveal about the region? In this special report we explore the history, geopolitics and changing tastes of a complex territory one bite at a time

McBorscht: why the search for real Russian fast food has got political

Power dining: what did the world’s Cold War leaders get for dinner at the Kremlin?

Turning the tables: Olia Hercules says everything you know about eastern European food is wrong

The whole hog: nothing is off the menu in the market stalls of the new east

Taste of power: artist Taus Makhacheva puts geopolitics on the table

Moveable feasts: cooking up home around the world