Category Archives: New Year

Russian Dances: Winter

Esteemed Readers, we have had a wonderful ballet season, so I would like to suggest you to continue our acquaintance with the Russian dance. Why not to begin it right before the New Year?😁🎄🥂 For the festive mood I present … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle XII

Esteemed Readers, here is the last riddle of the year. It is dedicated to Christmas, New Year & all our hopes for a better life: “A road is covered with little sparkling beads”. REPLY to the Riddle posted on November … Continue reading

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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: Potato Delights II

Potatoes & mushrooms is an old classic combination that always gives a great delicious result. Recipes based on these two ingredients are very ancient in the Russian cuisine. There are infinite ideas & ways of cooking. Here are two traditional … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Potato Delights

Alike the Turkish delights that are a proud symbol of certain cuisines of the Middle East & the Maghreb, potato delight are a fundamental proud part of the Russian cuisine. Strangely enough, a root crop from far hated America has … 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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Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Poultry

It is difficult to imagine the Russian New Year without a roasted duck. It is alike a traditional Christmas turkey & definitely it is cooked with sour apples. This dish has a long story not certain at least for me: … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Meat Delicacies II

Meat byproducts cannot be called too festive, but they are delicious & can be offered to your guests as something new or original that makes a part of the Russian cuisine. Besides, byproducts’ history is rich & begins too many … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Russian Crab Salad & French Salad

Esteemed Readers, we continue our preparation for the Russian New Year.😊😊😊 The salad department is very rich so I offer you another two dishes that were favourite for the festive days. No matter the USSR, there was crab meat there. … Continue reading

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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

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