December 4, 2022


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East Kingston NH Bucovina Cuisines chef cooks to help Ukraine

Kathleen D. Bailey

EAST KINGSTON — A native of Ukraine, Oksana Karcha has been utilizing her skills as a qualified chef to raise money for the individuals who stay in the war-torn country beneath assault by Russia. 

She claimed her “comfort food” offered at local farmers’ markets is generating a distinction in her residence region. She just lately listened to from her mate Marianna, who is placing the money she has donated to excellent use.  

“She served a single family members who moved from the metropolis to a dwelling in the state,” Karcha recalls, standing in her business kitchen in East Kingston. “They planted a back garden, and they commenced to increase chickens. Marianna requested them, ‘What do you men will need?’ and they explained, ‘Two luggage of foodstuff for our chickens.'”

Karcha, who operates and operates Bucovina Cuisines, stated her dwelling nation needs a hand up, not a hand-out. She held a unique foodstuff sale in April wherever “every single penny, every dollar” went to her homeland. She’s setting up another one particular in June. 

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Karcha, who also does catering beneath the Bucovina banner, discovered to prepare dinner from her mother and grandmother. It became her life’s operate when she studied at the College or university of Culinary Cuisine in Glyboka, Ukraine. 

“It has always been a dream of mine to individual my have food business,” Karcha, 40, claimed. When she married Joe Oliveira, a family good friend, and moved to the United States, she began to place that desire to get the job done. She cooked at the former Zampa restaurant and the Holy Grail in Epping, and also at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover. 

Chef Oksana Karcha, owner of Bucovina Cuisines, has roots in Ukraine and through her food she is able to give some proceeds back to her country.

In modern several years, she’s been cooking Ukrainian foodstuff in her professional kitchen and promoting her foods at area farmers’ markets.

“I believed it would be a superior notion to market my type of delicacies due to the fact I did not see substantially wide range at the marketplaces,” Karcha said.  

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