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Soviet Cuisine: Fish

Esteemed Readers, fish specialities have been welcomed at Russian feasts from the time immemorial, so these recipes certainly belong to solemn tzars’ banquets. Certainly, you can exchange fishes according to your preference & the region. Starred Sturgeon With Tomatoes & … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: La Rotta degli Alisei

  Esteemed Readers, the Midsummer time is coming so I hope that this romantic & touching video by our Cyrano will create a wonderful atmosphere for you. Memories & hope are our magical weapons to pass any trouble! Happy Midsummer … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1685 XVI

Esteemed Readers, hurrah! Get prepared! We are mooring to the Cape! We will spend a couple of days there, so take only necessary luggage. Vive le Roy! Aboard the Oiseau, 28 May 1685 “…We are pleased: the wind is strong, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, after the substantial fish dishes it’s time for a new riddle. It is short but makes ponder. Its stylistics means a classical rhetorical question so popular in the Russian outlook. “Who guards the house?” REPLY to the Riddle … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XV

Esteemed Readers, good tidings! The Cape of Good Hope is approaching! Soon we will enjoy comfortable Dutch huts, wonderful meat dishes & vegetables! The sea is favourable. Let fair wind be with us! Aboard the Oiseau, 23 May 1685 “…Studying … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It is very ecological & much in energetic trends of our days. 😊 Good luck! “It has no arms, it has no legs but it crawls up to the sky”. REPLY … 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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Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new ancient riddle for you. It might seem philosophical however it means something quite ordinary for each of us. Use your imagination & intuition. Good Luck! “It feeds the entire world but always remains hungry”. … 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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