Lithuanians loved beef since the olden times but it was perfected by Bona Sforza, the Italian wife of Sigismund I the Old. Bona Sforza grew exotic herbs and vegetables in manor’s gardens.
16th century nobility grew potatoes in botanical gardens as a rarity. Potatoes were sometimes used for medicine, while their blossoms were used for decoration. Only a century later potatoes became a delicacy on nobility’s tables.