"Latvia Paradise for Gourments. "Riga Black Balsam" - pharmacist Abraham Kuntze cherished elixir of roots, leaves, flower buds and infusions created in Riga in the middle eighteenth century." I ordered two bottles for Pete for Christmas this year - CAB
Traditionally, Latvian recipes contain high calorie ingredients in order to make the food more filling so that Latvians could fuel their bodies for hard work. Oh, that explains my Grandma's use of sour cream and butter.