Captcha Challenge - "cabbage borsht" (Borscht, Actually)
Oh, silliness! This Captcha was so goofy, I had to do another Captcha challenge. First of all, it is misspelled (the proper spelling is 'borscht', with a c), and secondly, I've always wondered just exactly what is borscht. I was under the impression that it is a type of soup made from beets and favored in Eastern Europe, but my Serbian friend has never had it (he's been here since he was 12, so maybe that's not surprising). So what does cabbage have to do with it, I wondered? Time to do a little research!
I had a few things right: Borscht is a type of soup that originated in Ukraine and is popular throughout Eastern and Central Europe. Good so far! One of the main ingredients is beetroot, and the other two are cabbage and potato. Ah, so that's where cabbage comes in. Actually, the cabbage is even more important than I realized, because borscht can be made without beetroot, but is never made without cabbage or potato. Hmmm, so the beets get all the glory because of that color, I bet!
Photo of Ukrainian beetroot borscht from Wikimedia Commons (actually, this one is spelled "borschch' on the photo, so maybe it's one of those words whose spelling is just up to interpretation!)
Image Credit » Photo of Ukrainian beetroot borscht from Wikimedia Commons