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Feeling so SEEN knowing Snickers has been a quick fix for busy women in Ukraine. For years, Snickers & coffee got me through many a long newsroom shift.

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They really are the original energy bar. I've used them myself from time to time :)

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Happy Anniversary! For some reason this post is making me wonder if you have a dessert recipe that uses buckwheat, which I've been told is a popular breakfast food?

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In my observation there is less delineation between foods by meal in other parts of the world, but buckwheat is certainly a popular side dish (like rice here) and the flour is used for pancakes like crepes. Probably the most popular use for buckwheat flour in the English speaking world is buckwheat chocolate chip cookies which are absolutely divine. I make a recipe from the Sister Pie cookbook, but trust David Lebovitz also knows what he's doing: https://www.davidlebovitz.com/buckwheat-chocolate-chip-cookies-cookie-recipe-lappart-david-lebovitz/

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Happy 1st Anniversary! πŸŽ‰ Also, loved learning about Snickers history in Ukraine ☺️.

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Feb 15, 2022Liked by Mia Billetdeaux

Milk Bar in Kyiv! I'm not surprised. I'm a fan in NYC and DC. I completely agree with your statement about Ukraine borders. We stand with Ukraine of course!

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Funny, I didn't even make the connection to the American-owned restaurants from Christina Tosi and David Chang. This place in Kyiv is referencing Communist-era alcohol free canteens that served cheap filling meals using lots of dairy products. Here are some articles about their enduring legacy in Poland:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/12/01/503788967/poles-return-to-a-taste-of-their-soviet-past-cheap-milk-bars

https://www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/5297/hungry-for-the-past-polands-soviet-milk-bars

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