15th International Symposium on Buckwheat (ISB) in Pulawy, Poland

The 15th International Symposium shall be held in Pulawy (Poland) from June 26 to July 3, 2022. The Symposium shall be organized under the ageis of International buckwheat Research Association (IBRA).

General theme of the symposium: Buckwheat for health

Host: Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute

Website of the symposium: https://www.15thisb.com/

Successful Conference euro-ibra 2015

Logo of National Museum of Natural History LuxembourgThe European Regional IBRA Meeting, held from 10th – 12th December 2015 at the Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History, has been a success.

34 participants from 11 European countries and Japan have presented and discussed their latest research concerning Fagopyrum esculentum and F. tataricum in the fields of Agronomy, Culture, Gastronomy, Genetics, Health, History and Nutrition.

Opening of the Conference at the Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History
Opening of the Conference at the Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History

Link to the page of euro-ibra 2015


Blini_with_sour_cream_and_red_caviarA blin (pl. blini) or blintchik (pl. blintchiki) is a type of thin pancakes which typically lacks a leavening agent; blin and blintchick are Russian names for crêpes.


Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Russian
Servings 24 blini


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted (see note ****)
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup clarified butter
  • 2,5 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt fine
  • 1 tbsp water lukewarm (see note *)
  • 1 egg seperated
  • 1 box caviar
  • 1 dill fresh


  • Special equipment: a small skillet (preferably a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet), a piping bag fitted with a medium tip (or a sandwich bag with a trimmed corner).
  • Over medium-high heat, bring the milk and butter to just below a boil. Cool until lukewarm.
  • Combine the buckwheat flour, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the yeast and lukewarm water. Allow the yeast to activate for 5 minutes in a warm place (see note *).
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolk until light yellow. Drizzle the milk and butter mixture slowly into the yolk while whisking. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and put in a warm place until doubled in size.
  • Whisk the egg white until soft peaks form. Fold the egg white into the batter. Cover the batter again and allow it to regain its original volume, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a skillet and lightly brush it with the clarified butter. Spoon 1 tablespoon portions of the batter into the skillet (see note **). Lightly brown on both sides.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the smoked salmon cream cheese mixture over a blini. Garnish with fresh dill and serve.


*Once yeast is combined with liquid, it should be kept between 80 to 115 degrees F until cooking to prevent killing the yeast cells.
**Since the dough can be gooey, it's easiest to scoop and drop spoonfuls of dough by twirling the spoon.
**** Clarified butter is unsalted butter that has been slowly melted, separating the milk solids from the liquids. After removing any foam off the top, the golden butter is poured or skimmed off the milky residue. Clarified butter is used to cook at higher temperatures because it has a higher smoke point.
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/buckwheat-blini-recipe.html?oc=linkback