Category Archives: New Year

Soviet Cuisine: Shuba Salad

Another substantial salad we cannot avoid at any feast period is “Shuba Salad” or “Herrings in a Fur Coat” as we call it.  I suppose that its name has come due to a layer way it is cooked. It is … Continue reading

Posted in antipasto, appetizers, cuisine, culture, fantasy, folklore, Life, Lifestyle, New Year, news, recipe, ricetta, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Soviet Cuisine: Fish & Shrimp Aspic

Esteemed Readers, if you prefer light dishes, a fish aspic is a good solution. Besides, it is also popular as a festive dish & included in the New Year menu. Fish is more demanding for a recipe of the kind … Continue reading

Posted in antipasto, appetizers, Cooking, cuisine, culture, Food, Life, Lifestyle, New Year, news, recipe, ricetta, Society, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Soviet Cuisine: Kholodets/Aspic

Kholod’ets or st’uden’, a Russian version of jelly minced meat is an ancient dish. I suppose that it is as ancient as Moscow, (founded in 1147 as our historical sources declare). Due to our cold & hostile climit substantial meat … Continue reading

Posted in antipasto, appetizers, Art, Cooking, cuisine, culture, family, Life, Lifestyle, New Year, news, recipe, ricetta, Society, Sociology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads II

Carrots. summer radish & even sauerkraut are also popular ingredients for traditional Russian salads. Here are some recipes for your cooking inspiration, Esteemed Readers. Carrot, Apple & Walnut Salad Ingredients: Carrots – 200 gr., apples (not too sweet)- 300 gr., … Continue reading

Posted in antipasto, appetizers, Cooking, cuisine, culture, family, Food, Life, Lifestyle, New Year, news, ricetta, Society, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Art, celebration, Christmas, cuisine, culture, Food, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Natale, New Year, news, Society, Sociology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Art, celebration, Christmas, cuisine, culture, Food, friendship. life, fun, History, Life, Lifestyle, Natale, New Year, Society, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

La Gazette New Year: Historical New Today

Esteemed Readers, finally  it is the last day of 2020! 😁Tomorrow a new epoch is starting. Let’s hope so…And our historical news yet in the environment of the Thirty Years’ War might serve as a breath of so long-expected optimism … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Christmas, culture, France, friendship. life, fun, God, Habsburgs, History, Leopold I, Life, Lifestyle, Louis XIV, Natale, New Year, news, religion, science, Seicento, Society, Sociology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle

Esteemed Readers, ho-ho-ho! It’s time for the roasted turkey, “Jingle bells”, some champagne, a panetone as well as for a good ancient riddle to make the environment so festive. The present one is connected with Christmas, with its classic way … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Astrology, Beauty, Bible, Christmas, culture, fantasy, folklore, France, God, History, Life, Lifestyle, Louis XIV, Music, New Year, news, Riddles, Seicento, Society, Sociology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Jean-Baptiste Lully: De Profundis Psalm CXXIX

Estemeed Readers, for the Christmas mood on behalf of our esteemed Jean-Baptiste Lully I have chosen this solemn composition named “De Profundis” based on the Psalm CXXIX. May your Christmas Eve time be as magnificent as this eternal piece of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, ballet, Beauty, Bible, Chiesa, Christmas, culture, France, God, History, Italia, Jean Baptiste Lully, Life, Lifestyle, Louis XIV, Music, Natale, New Year, news, religion, Seicento, Society, Sociology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Plaude Laetare Gallia

Esteemed Readers, on the 14th Avent Day I would like to share with you a solemn composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully to create a special Christmas environment for you. This  motet, Plaude Laetare Gallia, was composed on the occasion of the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Beauty, bossa nova, Chiesa, Christmas, culture, family, folklore, France, God, History, Jean Baptiste Lully, Life, Lifestyle, Louis XIV, Music, New Year, news, religion, Seicento, tom jobim, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments