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Russian Stuffed Peppers – VIDEO recipe

By |2015-11-16T07:36:12+00:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Russian stuffed peppers are a classic dish perfect for pretty much any time of the year. They are especially hearty and delicious when the weather outside is cold. A classic dish in Eastern European cuisine, stuffed peppers are particularly popular in Russia. Easy to make and oh so delicious, stuffed peppers taste best with minced lean [...]

Zharkoe: Russian Beef Stew – VIDEO recipe

By |2019-03-22T20:51:34+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Cuisine, Main Dishes, Meats, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Zharkoe (жаркое) is a traditional Russian beef and potatoes stew. It’s usually cooked slowly, over a medium heat to let the meat become as tender as possible. The better the meat, the tastier the zharkoe. In Russian, zharkoe also literally means a ‘hot dish’. November is the perfect month to experiment with new hearty dishes… zharkoe [...]

Home-made Pelmeni (Recipe)

By |2015-09-04T11:40:56+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Belorussian, Cuisine, Food, Main Dishes, Meats, Pasta, Poultry, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: |

Pelmeni are to Russians what Ravioli are to Italians. A filling, delicious and staple part of the diet. A quick look at the tasty history of pelmeni reveals that these meat filled Russian dumplings are adaptations of the Chines potsticker. Its distinct rounded ear shape is what also sets it apart from Ukraine’s close cousin vareniki [...]

Russian Sausage

By |2019-03-22T20:54:25+00:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Appetizers, Cuisine, Meats, Russian, Ukranian, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Sausages and kolbasas are cured meats that have been a culinary staple in Russian for nearly 100 years. Back in 1917 meat was especially in demand in a country that had just experienced a revolution. Unified by the Bolsheviks under a communist ideology, the young Soviet Republic struggled to produced enough food to feed its people. [...]

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Borscht: Makes Your Heart Skip a Beet

By |2015-01-31T20:23:33+00:00January 31st, 2015|Categories: Cuisine, Recipes, Soups, Ukranian|

Borscht is one of the most recognizable words in the world. A hearty soup served in all regions of the Former Soviet Union. From the nobles to the peasants, borscht has graced the tables of generations of Russians, Ukrainians and many other Easter European cultures. Regional politics aside, the history of borscht is quite difficult to [...]

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Russian Braised Cabbage

By |2015-01-18T20:34:54+00:00January 18th, 2015|Categories: Cuisine, Ukranian|

Russian Braised cabbage (tushyonaya kapusta) is a deliciously Russian dish, made by slowly cooking finely shredded cabbage with carrots and onions. During the Soviet days of limited food supplies, braised cabbage was one of the most popular and hearty dishes. It was indeed the Soviet version of comfort food. But what’s so special about cabbage anyway? [...]

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Fried Veal

By |2014-10-26T18:53:25+00:00October 26th, 2014|Categories: Cuisine, Jewish|Tags: , |

Escalopes or scallopine, thin slivers of meat such as turkey or veal, are the perfect subject for a quickly assembled meal. The slim slices are pounded with a mallet to about 1/8 of an inch thick, allowing them to be cooked in minutes. Fried Veal is a simple dish that will be a real treat for [...]

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Chilled Fresh Veggie Soup

By |2014-06-26T20:41:10+00:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Cuisine, Recipes, Soups, Ukranian|

Chilled Fresh Veggie Soup. Summer is officially here! Beaches, sand and fun in the sun. The days are long and the last thing you want to be doing is spending time indoors cooking. Barbecues and grill-outs aside, most of us are looking for quick and easy recipes to keep us cool and satiated. Below are two [...]

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Galushki From Veal

By |2013-11-20T20:49:05+00:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: Cuisine, Ukranian|

Galushki From Veal are a Ukrainian traditional dish. Galushki From Veal can be made from small pieces of dough or mincemeat. Dumplings (Ukr. Dumplings Slovak. Halušky, Ingush. Hal Tamas, Chechen. Galnash) - a dish of Eastern European (Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine), and partly the North Caucasus (Chechnya, Ingushetia, Balkaria) cuisine, which is a cooked [...]

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Cool off with Summer Cold Dishes

By |2012-06-22T23:45:05+00:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Cuisine, Russian|

On hot summer days, the appetite for hot dishes is usually reduced so it's just the right time for making cold dishes. First place in this category goes to the salads. Salads are made of chopped fresh or cooked vegetables and coated with a variety of dressings. Salads can be had as appetizers, main dishes and [...]

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Russian Kvass

By |2012-05-30T12:02:08+00:00May 30th, 2012|Categories: Beverages, Russian|

Russian Kvass is a unique beverage, which has no analogues in any other country in the world. Kvass is made from germinated and fermented grain cereals (rye, barley, wheat). Unlike beer, which has the same initial ingredients as kvass, the latter is mainly produced by lactic acid fermentation, and the alcohol content in kvass does not [...]

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Russian Soup

By |2019-08-30T10:39:28+00:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: Russian, Soups|

Soup is a liquid or semi-liquid dish used as an appetizer before the main course or as a snack. There are several varieties of soups, depending on the way they are made: clear (bouillon), filled, cream soups, and some others. There are also hot and cold soups, depending on their temperature upon consumption. The history of [...]

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