BBC Good Food Rookie & Nice podcast – borsch with Olia Hercules

Borsch explained, plus beetroot cooking tips and ideas from award-winning food writer, chef and stylist Olia Hercules.

Join Miriam and Nadiya as they soak up heaps of cooking inspiration from Olia Hercules. They discuss how to cook beetroot and transform it into a warming borsch soup.


Olia was born in Ukraine and now lives and works in the UK as a chef and food writer. She’s the author of three cookbooks and her latest, Summer Kitchens: Recipes and Reminiscences from Every Corner of Ukraine, is out now (£26, Bloomsbury).


See the full borsch recipe for more details. Try more of Olia’s dishes with her shukhi recipe or her cabbage and sauerkraut-filled pierogis.