What was the Ukrainian village in the 18th – first half of the 19th century?
The life of Ukrainian peasants has not changed since the previous times. As before, villages were founded near rivers and lakes, forming streets, on both sides of which were huts and vegetable gardens. The appearance and interior decoration of the huts remained traditional. About how the life and customs of the Ukrainian village looked, we learn from the works of I. Kotlyarevsky, G. Kvitka-Osnovyanenko, T. Shevchenko, N. Gogol. In the second half of 19 – in the early 20 century. peasant life masterfully portrayed Panas Mirny and Ivan Nechuy-Levitsky.
A valuable historical source is the manuscript illustrated albums of Dominique Pierre de la Flizie, a Frenchman by birth, who since the 1920s.
The food of the peasants is almost the same both in summer and in winter. They eat such dishes: rye bread, buckwheat or barley, occasionally wheat, except