National cuisine is an integral part of the culture of any ethnic group, formed over centuries under the influence of the nature of the area and living conditions.
It is believed that mountaineers live longer, not only due to favorable environmental conditions, but also a healthy diet with natural products.
The basic diet of Hutsuls consists of cereals, vegetables, legumes, dairy and sour-milk products. For a long time, daily bread in the mountains served as cake (buryshnyk), mainly from corn flour, often with boiled potatoes added to the dough.
In modern nutrition, the preparation of such cakes has been reduced. Cereals and flour dishes are very popular in the Hutsul region: thick, uniform porridge from cornflour (kulesha), dumplings ("pies") from various flour with cottage cheese and feta cheese, potatoes and cabbage, "grated dances" (potato pancakes"deruny"), dumplings, etc.