This time last year everyone was getting over excited about that staple of Ukraine cuisine, buckwheat.
Back in 2011 every man and his dog was telling me to grow buckwheat "cos it's more valuable than gold and you'll make an absolute killing".
Taxi drivers, agronomists, old ladies on the street, everyone was behaving as if they worked for the Buckwheat Marketing Board on commission.
Funny how a year later no one is reporting a significant rise in the number of buckwheat millionaires.
No one is reporting buckwheat full stop. Until now...