What is Russian Grechka?
Grechka — Russian Buckwheat Kasha. Grechka (or buckwheat) — Гречка — is an amazing crop very popular in Russia and Ukraine. Unlike other crops, grechka really feels like buds and has a distinct crunchy consistency and a very special rich taste.
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), or common buckwheat, is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. A related and bitterer species, Fagopyrum tataricum, is a domesticated food plant raised in Asia. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass.