The Belgorod region — located on the southern edge of the country — is a fascinating territory with a long history. Its borders have changed an innumerable number of times and the results of this can be clearly seen in the area’s culinary traditions as they have adopted many traits from neighbouring Russian oblasts and Eastern European peoples. Tasty and filling pork dishes have come to play a particularly prominent role in Belgorod cuisine. Russian Travel Guide host Nadezhda Lebedeva learned the secret to preparing one of these dishes — a Belgorod-style breaded pork — to perfection. The truly southern-style dish consists of tender, juicy meat framed by a delicate coriander-laced dough. And don’t forget the special cherry sauce — it refreshes the entire dish, giving it a truly summer flavour.