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Russian Solyanka

Solyanka is a dish that combines a great variety of ingredients. It is a bright vegetable stew and rich broth with mushrooms, fish and meat. Long time ago solyanka was cooked from cabbage, meat and cucumbers. The distinctive feature of solyanka was a characteristic sour taste which was reached by adding vinegar or brine. And only later on solyanka transformed into a soup. This soup can be compared to Russian shchi and rassolnik soups. [...]

By |August 12th, 2017|Categories: Russian, Soups|0 Comments

Light turnip salad

On hot summer days we prefer light, refreshing appetizers, drinks and, of course, salads. Salads as we know them now appeared in Russian cuisine only in the middle of the 19th century. Marinated and pickled vegetables were accompanied by fresh vegetable appetizers with a dressing. Before that, only meat dishes were served with a dressing. Since Soviet times to present days salads have been an independent dish because they are very nutritious. Meat, fish, eggs, grains such as rice served [...]

By |August 6th, 2017|Categories: Russian, Salads, Vegetables|0 Comments

Breakfast porridge

Speaking of breakfast, porridge is the first dish that comes to the mind of the Russians. Porridge is definitely a main traditional meal in Russia. Its roots go deep into ancient history. Porridge is ubiquitously mentioned in Russian folklore – in proverbs, sayings, jokes, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Weddings, birthday and christening parties were impossible to imagine without this dish in the old days. For instance, the bride and groom cooked porridge on [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast|0 Comments

Manti

Russian traditional cuisine has an ancient history and combines a mix of different cultures. The dishes are as international as Russia itself and include Tatar, Caucasus, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Belorussian gastronomic traditions. Manti are considered to be an Asian dish but they are very popular in Russian families as well. This dish is equally good on the festive table, to meet a big company of friends and as an everyday dinner. There is an opinion [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Main Dishes|0 Comments

Green Sorrel Soup (Shchi)

Summer brings a lot of changes to one’s life no matter whether you spend this time in a stuffy office or in countryside. Summer also colors your diet with new flavors. So, it is important not to waste a moment and try all seasonal dishes. Summer food is lighter as it includes many vegetables and fruits. Green sorrel soup or shchi is a perfect example of seasonal dish which is cooked with fresh, young [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Belorussian, Cakes/Pies, Russian, Soups, Ukranian, Vegetables|0 Comments

Russian Pirozhki Stuffed with Cabbage

For Russian people little pies or pirozhki are a symbol of home comfort, coziness, parents love and family gatherings. Usually grannies treat their grandchildren with pirozhki. That is why this dish embodies the connection of generations and the depths of traditions. Originally pirozhki were a festive dish which is reflected even in the root of the word “pirozhki” – “pir” means “feast” in Russian. On especially festive occasions Kurnik (chicken pie), Kulebyaka (fish and [...]

By |May 27th, 2017|Categories: Cakes/Pies|0 Comments

Beef Stroganoff

The recipe of Beef Stroganoff originated in Russian cuisine in 18th century. At that time recipes similar to Beef Stroganoff such as Beef Klops and Chopped Beef evolved. There are two versions of the recipe’s origin. According to the first version Alexander Stroganoff owned “an open table” in Odessa, which every educated and well-dressed “walk-in” could visit. For this very situation the recipe was created. First, the recipe of Beef Stroganoff was easy to [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Main Dishes, Meats, Russian|0 Comments

Summer soup – Okroshka

With the coming of spring the season of cold soups begins. Perhaps, every country has its own recipe of cold soup which in summer heat serves more as a tonic than food: Tarator in Bulgaria, gazpacho in Spain, soup from sour cherry in Hungary, Ukrainian beet soup. In Russia the most popular cold soup is Okroshka. No doubt that this soup is one of the favorites. It is very nutritious due to the combination [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Russian, Soups, Vegetables|0 Comments

Fish Soup – Ukha

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, the more spices are added to ukha such as parsley (leaves and roots), fennel, bay leaf, black pepper. However, [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Fish, Russian, Soups|0 Comments

Squash Caviar

The arrival of spring is felt distinctly when young potato appears on the counters. It is so good when boiled to perfect crumbly condition, seasoned with butter and garnished with dill. But these young potatoes are most delicious when combined with rye bread and squash caviar. This simple, traditional blend of flavors is reminiscent of quiet country house, summer and grandma’s cooking. Squash or zucchini caviar is an appetizer which will be [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Appetizers, Russian, Vegetables|0 Comments

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.