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Cottage Cheese Paskha (Easter Cake)

By |2018-04-07T13:59:48+00:00April 7th, 2018|Categories: Easter, Uncategorised|

For Orthodox Christians Easter is one of the most anticipated holidays after the New Year and Christmas. This bright spring holiday is preceded by a great preparation. It involves not only a great fast, during which each person strives to become a little better, do good deeds and fill his heart with love. But people [...]

Shrovetide – Maslenitsa. Russian Pancakes

By |2018-02-18T15:51:09+00:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Maslenitsa|

Pancake week can rightly be considered the most fun time of the year after the New Year hustle and bustle. It heralds the onset of spring and gives people a few carefree days in the winter succession of daily routine. Maslenitsa is unimaginable without pancakes in all their diversity with different fillings and toppings - [...]

Christmas Table

By |2018-01-10T07:53:21+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Christmas & New Year|

Celebrations of the New Year all over the world strive for the global common denominator, while Christmas on the opposite has a special atmosphere in every country. Every family has its own little and great Christmas traditions. Christmas celebrations in Russia start on the night before Christmas and continue until the Epiphany. During these days [...]

Kozuli – Russian Christmas Gingerbread

By |2017-12-29T12:14:47+00:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Cookies/Sweets, Russian|

Today icing decorated gingerbreads are coming into fashion. They are prepared for the holidays, given as presents, and even used for cake decoration. But few people know that Russia has its own tradition of cooking this delicacy with a deep history and meaning. The first kozuli were cooked by Arkhangelsk Pomors. These cakes were prepared [...]

Herring Under a Fur Coat (Dressed Herring)

By |2017-12-25T09:53:09+00:00December 25th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Russian, Salads|

The word fur (“shuba” in Russian) used to have quite a different meaning in the past. The word “shuba” used to stand for "Boycott and Anathema to Chauvinism and Decline". This opinion is stated in one of the most popular versions of the appearance of this dish. According to it, Dressed Herring is the dish [...]

Sweet Christmas gifts

By |2017-11-25T06:16:59+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Gifts and Souvenirs, Special Holidays|

Buy Christmas Candy Sweet Christmas gifts New Year's time is coming. It is a time of incredible atmosphere, filled with anticipation of wonder, dreams and fun entertainment. Of course, kids love this holiday more than anybody. Sweet New Year gifts are, perhaps, traditional for people all over the world. A sweet gift can be an [...]

Easter Bread Kulich Recipe

By |2019-04-17T15:01:11+00:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Easter, Food|Tags: , , |

It just wouldn’t be Easter Sunday in Russia without Kulich. This tall, cylindrical sweet bread is the centerpiece of a traditional Easter feast. Not to be confused with paskha, a molded sweet cheese dessert made with farmer cheese and dried fruit. Kulich is a delicious combination of bread and cake. Soft and buttery, with a [...]

Great Lent Recipes

By |2017-02-27T07:39:05+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Fish, Food, Holidays, Recipes, Soups, Special Holidays, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Traditions of the Great Lent originate from ancient Orthodox Christians. Also known as the Great Fast, the Great Lent is a time of physical cleansing and spiritual introspection. Observers adhere to abstinence from certain foods and indulgences for over 40 days. Bringing the physical and spiritual into balance through fasting, prayer, and repentance, the Great [...]

Maslenitsa Rituals and Traditions

By |2017-02-19T17:06:07+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blini, Holidays, Maslenitsa, Russian|Tags: , |

Maslenitsa is Russian Mardi Gras that lasts a whole week. Sometimes called Butter Week, Cheesefare Week, or Pancake Week, Maslenitsa is a time to eat blini, play games, and have snowball fights. Celebrated a week before the Orthodox Lent (also called Great Lent), Maslenitsa is rooted in ancient Slavic traditions of sun worshipping. In the [...]

Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Dishes

By |2017-02-10T20:21:08+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Appetizers, Blini, Desserts, Food Art, Salads, Soups, Valentine's Day|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who says Valentine’s Day is for pink chocolates and red cakes? Sure we spend $1.7 billion on Valentine’s Day candy, but that’s even more reason to think outside the box. This year, rather than shelling out dough for sugary treats, consider treating your sweetie to a savory spread of naturally red food. When it comes [...]

Russian Christmas Food Traditions

By |2017-01-09T05:13:25+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Food, Holiday Ideas, Holidays, Russian|Tags: |

Around the world Christmas season is long over, but in Russia Christmas Day was celebrated yesterday. So why do Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th? And what are some Russian Christmas food traditions? The reasoning is actually pretty straightforward. The predominant religion in Russia is still Russian Orthodoxy which still follows the old [...]

Medovik – Russian Honey Cake Recipe

By |2017-01-02T11:44:00+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cakes/Pies, Holidays|Tags: , |

Medovik is a classic Russian honey cake. Soft and scrumptious, medovik is a dessert that dates back more than 200 years. Legend has it that the first medovik honey cake was created in the 1820’s by a personal chef for the wife of Russia’s czar Alexander I. Honey was an important ingredient in Russian cuisine dating [...]

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