This is a genuine Russian beet and cabbage soup recipe, easy, delicious and heartwarming. Beef, cabbage, beets, potatoes, and no strange additions or "shortcuts" you find in many borscht soups today - Borscht is so popular, that it was even eaten by Soviet cosmonauts in space. Classic Russian Beet Borscht Recipe (Борщ)
Polish Beet Soup // Sometimes called clear borscht, this rendition of the traditional Polish soup is surprisingly light and brothy. You can add a garnish of sour cream or yogurt if you like; some classic versions even include pierogi-like dumplings.