Salo is a Ukrainian speciality consisting of raw, seasoned pig fat that you slice and eat on bread. Nathan and I tried it on New Year’s when we were visiting Katja the Dark’s friend, whose dad is Ukrainian. It was…an experience.

You wash it down with a kind of moonshine called samogon. Go big or go home.

Sveta’s sister makes her own and brought some over yesterday. So at breakfast, Sveta asked me if I liked it (in general), and I said not really.

.She replied, “Well, take some if you want it. Doctors say people need to eat salo. It’s healthy.”