Welcome to my blog featuring handcrafted traditional Ukrainian wedding breads! I am Luda, a second generation Ukrainian born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, who loves digging up treasures from my rich cultural heritage. Modernyj Korovai is my little Internet corner where I share all things Ukrainian that fill my world and make me happy, starting with the traditional Ukrainian wedding bread: the korovai.
I discovered the art of korovai-baking the summer I got married. It came to me a little by surprise: the lady who was supposed to bake my korovai backed out quite late in the game, so I was stuck baking it on my own… But with my mom’s help, we managed to pull it off. Our combined efforts turned out successfully, inspiring me to take on this beautiful Ukrainian wedding tradition and start baking custom korovayi for brides and grooms across Canada and in the United States.
In addition to being a korovai artisan, I am also passionate about sharing my korovai-baking stories, tips and techniques. Whether you’re making a korovai for the first time and would like a bit of guidance and inspiration, you’ve stumbled here because you’re looking for someone to bake you a korovai, or you’d like to share your ideas – you’ve come to the right place!