Tag Archives: Capodanno russo

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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Soviet Cuisine: The Russian Salad

Esteemed Readers, step by step we pass to more substantial dishes. The famous Russian salad is one of them. A curious fact: in Russia it is called Olivier after the chef who invented it. Here is the classic Soviet recipe: … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads

  The Russian cuisine is substantial, it is full of complicated dishes with numerous ingredients, however light vegetable & sometimes fruit salads might appear on a festive table & in an ordinary life. Classic Kremlin Beetroot Salad   Ingredients: Baked beetroot … 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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Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

“Carnival Night” is a very old (1956), very Sovietic New Year movie that might be regarded as a precious piece of heritage of that time. It is lack of any folkloric or romantic background in its traditional sense, but it … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Enchanters

“Enchanters”/”Charodei” is another essential Russian movie. Since 1982 it inspires & admires with its wonderful music, the tale & gives hopes that a new year will be full of a simple magic, kindness & joy. It reminds us of the force … Continue reading

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