Apparently, sleeping in the salad (yes you read that correctly) is, as I learnt today, something of a Ukrainian tradition and (get this) it’s also a benchmark for quality!
Using this sliding-salad-scale as a guide, a Ukrainian wedding is only judged to have been a success if at least one person has ‘slept in their salad’. A full-scale pajama party in the potato and mayonnaise is complete marital bliss.
There are even ‘good’ and ‘bad’ salads for sleeping in with ‘Olivye salad’ being widely regarded as the best. I have absolutely no desire to try but if anyone else want to rustle-up some veg and try this, feel free to report back …and send me pictures
I love this place.
Anyway, it’s currently -10 here in Kiev and set to get colder so if I go a little quiet …I’ve probably frozen to a pavement somewhere.
PS. I’d personally consider any wedding ‘a success’ if goes something like this…