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Monument to Poltava halushkaMonument to Poltava halushka Monument to Poltava halushka. The stone monument memorializing the traditional Ukrainian folk dish has been inaugurated on April 1, 2006 and not dedicated to All Fools’ Day but to the anniversary of M. V. Gogol who made the Ukrainian dumplings famous in t Monument to Poltava halushka, galushka
In a quiet, snug and picturesque corner of the historic part of Poltava on Ivan's Hill alongside with the homonymous restaurant there is an unusual monument dedicated to that worldwide known Poltava dumpling made of wheat or buckwheat batter cooked in boiling water, which is one of symbols of the city.
This artifact symbolizing abundance and prosperity of a family represents a huge bowl with 12 boiled dumplings and a spoon as deep as a scoop on a pedestal in the form of a wooden desktop partially covered with a towel. This kind of Poltava distinction mark has been created by the People's Artist of Ukraine Anatoly Chernoshchokov and sculptor Mykola Tsys.
The stone monument memorializing the traditional Ukrainian folk dish has been inaugurated on April 1, 2006 and not dedicated to All Fools’ Day but to the anniversary of M. V. Gogol who made the Ukrainian dumplings famous in the world. The Poltava Halushka Festival is annually staged near the monument at the Sobornyi Maidan (Cathedral Square) everyone can enjoy the dumplings with meat, curd, sour cream, liver, potatoes and cracklings, with different spices at and to watch Cooking Contest to cook the most delicious dumplings as well as concerts, competitions, theatrical show based on works by Ivan Kotliarevsky and Gogol, and the exhibition “History of Poltava dumplings”.
In May 2008, Hennady Chipko, a 19-year-old third-year student at Poltava University of Consumer Cooperatives, has set a Guinness World Record for speed eating the dumplings: he has eaten a portion of 12 dumplings for 52.3 seconds.