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Ukha – russian fish soup

By |2019-08-30T10:46:16+00:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Fish, Russian, Soups|Tags: , |

Initially in Russia all soups were called ukha – pea ukha, chicken ukha. Only in the 18th century this dish became the way we know it now – nourishing fish soup. Traditional Russian ukha is a hearty, rich fish broth with chopped vegetables, fish, herbs and a lot of spices. Usually the fattier the fish, [...]

May Day: Russian Traditions for the Spring Holiday

By |2019-05-03T15:50:58+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Holidays, Recipes, Special Holidays|Tags: , , , |

May is upon us and that means longer days and warm sunshine. In Russia, the first ten days of May have come to be known as “May Holidays” (Maiskie Prazdniki). Basically this is a time when the entire country goes on Spring break. In the late 1800s, Russians introduced May 1st as International Solidarity of Workers [...]

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5 fast and simple Spring Food ideas

By |2019-05-08T18:39:21+00:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: Appetizers, Main Dishes, Salads, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Spring is about bright colors, and tasty combinations of fresh ingredients.It's about renewal and rebirth, especially when it comes to healthy eating. Especially when in many parts of the world fresh vegetables are just now appearing after a long winter break.  Fresh, crisp, crunchy, juicy and delectable are just a few of the adjectives that describe [...]

Chakhokhbili – Georgian stewed chicken

By |2019-03-22T15:16:07+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Cuisine, Georgian, Main Dishes|Tags: |

Chachochbili is a Georgian dish made from chicken and sauce with herbs. Ingredients for preparing Chakhokhbili: The dish can be served both for any occasion thanks to its delicious tender taste. 3 pounds chicken thighs, wings, and unboned breasts. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter. 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour. 1 [...]

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Russian Holodets

By |2017-12-26T08:59:28+00:00December 26th, 2017|Categories: Appetizers, Russian|

No New Year's table in Russia is complete without holodets or meat jelly. Although this dish is time-consuming and many modern cooks prefer to buy a ready-made product, nothing adorns the festive table as homemade holodets. Meat jelly came into being through the merging of two culinary traditions - Russian and French. In Russia this [...]

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 [...]

Rassolnik

By |2019-01-04T23:11:40+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Belorussian, Russian, Soups, Ukranian|

Buy Russian Soup Rassolnik Recipe Rassolnik is one of the most favorite traditional soups which is cooked with pickle juice and pickles as the basis. Rassolnik, along with Solyanka and Ukha soups, is considered “man” food probably due to the myth that Russians are great lovers of alcoholic drinks and these meals save from hangover [...]

Potatoes fried with mushrooms

By |2017-11-20T06:19:28+00:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Belorussian, Main Dishes, Russian, Ukranian|

Buy mushrooms Potatoes and mushrooms is the most delicious seasonal combination, which was made up by nature. Autumn mushrooms, vegetables and herbs from fresh harvest are a lot like holiday travel, live communication and walks in the fresh air. Perhaps the fried potatoes is the most popular dish, despite the fact that by historical standards [...]

Syrniki – Russian Cheese Pancakes

By |2017-11-01T10:33:15+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Blini, Breakfast, Russian|

Buy Sirniki Russian cheese pancakes What could be better in a gloomy autumn day than a cozy Sunday breakfast with the whole family? This is the moment when the whole family gathers at the table and enjoys home-made food without fuss and haste. In Russian families the most popular Sunday breakfast dishes include pancakes, fritters [...]

Russian Pot Stew

By |2017-11-01T09:18:00+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Main Dishes, Meats, Russian|

Russian Pot Stew Correctly selected crockery is the key to delicious and healthy food! It all depends on the method of preparation and, of course, the food. Since time immemorial, in Rus’ hot meal was cooked either in cast iron pots or in clay pots, which were the basic kitchen utensils. Clay or iron pots [...]

Sea Buckthorn Kissel

By |2017-10-20T11:11:16+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Beverages|

It seems that there can be nothing easier than just mixing water, simple syrup and starch together in order to create a new dish or drink. However, modern fruit and berry kissels came into being quite recently, in the beginning of the 19th century, and instantly gained popularity among the well-off. Originally, in Rus’ kissel [...]

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