Category Archives: Christmas

Soviet Cuisine: Tea Party Cakes II

Esteemed Readers, “Leningr’adskij” is another sweet hit of all the times for any Soviet celebration, especially for the New Year’s Eve. It is not an easy cake but it is worth of trying. The result will be extremely delicious & … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Tea Party Cakes I

Esteemed Readers, no matter our long New Year celebrations, none can immagine them without a good tea party with a proper cake. As a rule these cakes were in sale & nobody bothered to cook them at home. At present, … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Roast Suckling Pig

Esteemed Readers, the origin of this dish is as ancient as Rus’. Roast pigs filled with buckwheat or mushrooms were dishes of the Zars’ menus. Its cooking is demanding but the result is fabulous. As a rule, a pig is … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Rabbit

Esteemed Readers, why not to cook a roasted rabbit? This delicacy is a frequent guest in the New Year menu. I offer you two recipes, both belonging to the authentic Russian cuisine. Roasted Rabbit In White Sauce Ingredients: 1 rabbit … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous Russian ballets in the world & you have heard of it or even watch it at least once. So I will only share some curious facts about … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine. Light Appetizers. Canapés.

To be honest, Esteemed Readers, it makes me smile to translate this kind of appetizer as “a canapè”, but to say “a toast” sounds even worse. Let’s consider that it is a canapè of the Russian size😁 with a big … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine. Light Appetizers: Stuffed Eggs

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that stuffed eggs is a classical international appetizer popular anywhere. In the Soviet Union they were an essential part of the festive table. Here is the Soviet view how they were made. I provide you with … Continue reading

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Concerning the Soviet New Year

The Soviet, later Russian, New Year is a very unique phenomenon appeared as a symbiosis of our antique tradition of rich zast’olje (long Russian feasts with rich foods lasted for several days) & restrictions of the Soviet epoch when most … Continue reading

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Orthodox Christmas: Theophany

Esteemed Readers, as you know we celebrate the Orthodox Christmas on the 7th of January. Our Christmas festivities include the day of Theophany celebrated on the 19th of January. Theophany is different from the Catholic Epiphany as it stresses the … Continue reading

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Let It Be Christmas

Indeed, let it be, Esteemed Readers! 🎄🥂✨ Maria KethuProfumo

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