Ukrainians have been harvesting crops such as millet, rye and wheat, for thousands of years, so understandably the grains are a diet mainstay. Despite being ruled by several different nations, including Russia, Poland and Austria, Ukrainians have kept much of their culture and culinary traditions alive. Stuffed pork cutlets and sour cream sauce and the beetroot soup, borsch, are classic examples of Ukrainian home cooking. Ukrainian desserts also deserve a mention. Like its Eastern and Central European neighbours, the nation has it's own unique version of popular sweets like babka, poppy seed cake and cheesecake (this one's made with farm-cheese and cherry compote).