Food is not only a source of pleasure and a sphere of creativity but also a guide to the history of cultures. Almost every type of food or dish have their own historical basis, so by trying a local traditional dish we can get closer to understanding the history of the place. The same applies to Russian cuisine – it reflects the history and the lifestyle of the Russian nation, so let’s look today at the Russian eating habits and food preferences. Continue reading “Russian eating habits and food preferences”
Shchi is one of the classic soups of the Russian cuisine made from raw white cabbage or sauerkraut.
Shchi has been one of the main hot dishes of Russian cuisine for a long time. Initially, the word “shchi” was used for any liquid dish, but from the 9th century, when peasants began to grow cabbage, this name stuck to the cabbage soup. Continue reading “Shchi – The favorite cabbage soup of Russians”
Squash Caviar, in Russian – кабачко́вая икра́ [ka-bach-kó-va-ya eek-rá], is loved by many Russians. It’s a nice and healthy snack, that can be totally considered vegan. Continue reading “Squash Caviar – Russian vegan recipe”
Some time ago we told you about a traditional Russian drink – kvass. Today we offer you to try to make this delicious and healthy drink at home. Continue reading “How to make quality Russian kvass at home”
Kvass is a traditional Slavic sour drink, which is prepared from the fermentation of flour and malt or from dry rye bread. Today we will tell you about the benefits of kvass, as well as a short history of this wonderful Russian drink. Continue reading “Kvass – Traditional Russian drink”