People are asking: in the Netflix series The OA, is she lying about her story?
Absolutely she’s lying, because her borscht makes no fucking sense
Pictured: a soup that looks like it’s been made with golden beets with whole golden beets and chopped (not shredded or grated???) normal beets on the cutting board. To serve she ripped some bits of parsley (didn’t even bother to chop them??) and NO DILL OR SOUR CREAM to put on top before giving it to Hap. There’s also no see or mention of cabbage, which is suspicious.
Later she claims she put sour cream in it (the soup would curdle it if it had been cooking in the pot with sour cream) and it turns out Hap is allergic to the soup because, from reading the label of the vegetable stock (again, borscht is typically made from meat and needs no premade stock) says “this vegetable stock has tomatoes in it. I’m allergic to tomato.” This doesn’t make sense because you would fry the beets in tomato paste on the stove beforehand, it wouldn’t be in the can of stock (maybe? still very strange).
Conclusion: Either OA is lying about her Russian childhood or her oligarch dad did not know how to cook at all when he taught it to her