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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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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. 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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