Making Borscht with Neko Case

If there’s one thing I like more than well-made borscht, it’s borscht made well by an indie-rock mainstay. Thankfully, the folks at Rookie peered deep into my soul, and created this culinary how-to, featuring none other than singer, songwriter, and new pornographer Neko Case. Okay, so she makes her borscht hot, when everyone knows it’s supposed to be cold, and salty with the tears of oppressed shtetl Jews. But hell, it looks delicious, so I’ll let it slide.

To make a ridiculous amount of Neko’s borscht, here’s what Rookie says you’ll need:

• 2 large beets
• 3 large potatoes
• 1 large onion (yellow or white)
• Olive oil or butter
• 1/2 bunch of celery
• 4 medium carrots
• 1 small bunch of scallions (a.k.a. green onions)
• 1 clove of garlic (optional)
• 2 quarts of veggie, chicken, or beef broth
• 1 small head of red cabbage
• 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
• Salt, to taste
• 2 big, fresh bunches of dill
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
• Sour cream
• 1 can of cannellini beans (optional)

• A kitchen knife
• A cutting board
• 2 large pots (one for boiling potatoes and beets and one for borscht)
• 1 large, heat-safe bowl
• 1 colander

Then, just do what Neko does…

[via Rookie]

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