IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: A Ukrainian Wedding Bread with Special Powers

Dating back to ancient times in Ukraine, korovai is a sweet, eggy yeast bread that is served at weddings and believed–by some–to possess magical powers. The ornate loaf is adorned with herbs, ribbons and bits of dough deftly shaped into birds, acorns, circular braids and infinity signs, all to bring fertility, happiness and wealth to a newlywed couple.

Dating back to ancient times in Ukraine, korovai is a sweet, eggy yeast bread that is served at weddings and believed–by some–to possess magical powers.  The ornate loaf is adorned with herbs, ribbons and bits of dough deftly shaped into birds, acorns, circular braids and infinity signs, all to bring fertility, happiness and wealth to a newlywed couple. 

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